Decked out in reds, greens, blues and whites, this Multi-angle Imaging
SpectroRadiometer (MISR) image highlights the Canadian province of New
Brunswick. Located above image center are the Christmas Mountains, a
region of old-growth forest nestled in a remote wilderness. Within these
hills are peaks named for eight of Santas reindeer: Dasher, Dancer,
Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, and Blitzen. Two other peaks are
named North Pole and St. Nicholas.
The image combines data from the nadir cameras blue, green, and
near-infrared bands to produce this false-color view. Vegetation shows
up in shades of red, and sediment in the Bay of Fundy (lower right)
takes on a green color. Ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (upper right)
and in frozen lakes and rivers appears in hues of blue and white. The
picture includes parts of eastern Maine at the left and Quebecs Gaspé
Peninsula at the top, and covers an area measuring 380 kilometers x 470
kilometers. It was acquired on March 8, 2001.