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Landsat 7 - First Cloud-free Image of Yellowstone National Park
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This image of Yellowstone Lake, in the center of Yellowstone National Park, was taken by Landsat 7 on July 13, 1999. Bands 5 (1.65µm),4 (.825µm), and 2 (.565µm) were used for red, green, and blue, respectively. Water appears blue/black, snow light blue, mature forest red/green, young forest pink, and grass and fields appear light green.
Southwest of the lake is young forest that is growing in the wake of the widespread fires of 1988.