Snow in Central Russia
acquired November 6, 2014 download large image (1005 KB, JPEG, 1000x1300)

Snow blanketed central Russia's Sayan Mountains, as shown in this image acquired November 6, 2014, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

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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Snow in Central Russia

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