To the east of the mountains lies the southern tip of Lake Baikal,the oldest and deepest lake in the world. When this image was acquired, the lake was still ice-free. Ice typically begins to form by December and fully covers the lake by mid-January.
References and Further Reading
- NASA Earth Observatory (2012, May 10) Ice Melting on Lake Baikal. Accessed November 6, 2014.
- UNESCO World Heritage Centre (2014) Lake Baikal. Accessed November 6, 2014.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Kathryn Hansen.
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