29 Mar '12, 10pm

Snow Deficit [image] #NASA

View Image Comparison View Both Images One year after being pelted with widespread and abundant snowfall, much of North America stayed brown, gray, and green in the winter of 2011–12. Multiple weather patterns conspired to keep snow from forming and falling often, and warm air temperatures kept it from staying on the ground for long. This mostly snow-deprived winter should mean fewer spring floods, but also less snow melt filling reservoirs and lakes. These maps were made with data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. The top map depicts snow cover in North America from October 1, 2011, to March 20, 2012; the lower map shows the same period in the autumn and winter of 2010 to 2011. The colors depict the percentage of days in which a parcel of land was covered by snow. The deepest blues had snow cover just 10 to 20 percen...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Mar '12, 12pm

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thefinance.sg 04 Apr '12, 1am

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kurtgeiger.com 04 Apr '12, 10am

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 31 Mar '12, 10pm

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Lake Erie, Stirred Up : Image of the Day

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 Mar '12, 10pm

After a nearly ice-free winter, Lake Erie was filled with swirls of suspended sediment and algae on the first day of sprin...

Air Jordan IX (9) ‘Cool Grey’ – New Image

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sneakerfiles.com 02 Apr '12, 1pm

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Pagan Island, Northern Marianas [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 25 Mar '12, 10pm

A steam plume flows blows south from the peak of Pagan Island’s northernmost volcano in this photograph by an astronaut on...

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wymetro.com 04 Apr '12, 5am

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Pagan Island, Northern Marianas : Image of the ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 25 Mar '12, 10pm

A steam plume flows blows south from the peak of Pagan Island’s northernmost volcano in this photograph by an astronaut on...