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Mt. Elbrus, Caucasus Range
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Mt. Elbrus, Caucasus Range

The Caucasus Mountains form a long (more than 1200 kilometers) and steep spine connecting the Black Sea to the Caspian. Mt. Elbrus, the summit of the Caucasus Mountains, is located in southern Russia just north of the Georgian border, and is distinguished as Europe’s highest peak (5642 m). Elbrus is also an ancient volcano, although it has not erupted for nearly 2000 years. Elbrus’s profile comprises two volcanic peaks (East and West). They are popular trekking and mountain climbing destinations—the saddle between them provides access to the region. In mid-September, the Russian and American crew aboard the International Space Station viewed Mt. Elbrus’s glaciated landscape as part of a study by Russian glaciologists. Elbrus is located west of the recent glacier slide on Mt. Kazbek, another giant peak in the Caucasus Mountains.

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Winter Snowscapes in Russia
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Winter Snowscapes in Russia

Clouds dissipated over the Caucasus Mountains and Moscow, revealing landscapes blanketed in white.

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Ouachita Mountains, Oklahoma
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Ouachita Mountains, Oklahoma

Acquired November 13, 2002, this false-color image shows part of the Ouachita Mountains in southeastern Oklahoma.

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Snow in Lebanon
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Snow in Lebanon

Fresh snow highlights Lebanon’s two mountain ranges in this true-color image from March 17, 2011.

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Late Fall in the Adirondack Mountains
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Late Fall in the Adirondack Mountains

The red and orange tones of autumn had faded to brown in the mountains of New York and Vermont when this true color image was taken on November 8, 2009. The contrast between the green and gold valleys and brown mountains help reveal the unique geography of the region.

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Snow in the Himalayas
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Snow in the Himalayas

Central Asia’s snowy Himalaya range rises above a dry plateau to the north and a vegetated plain to the south.

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Lee Clouds in Russia’s Ural Mountains
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Lee Clouds in Russia’s Ural Mountains

This photo-like image paints a picture of the movement of air and weather over the Ural Mountains in southern Russia, with the western mountains covered with snow and the eastern plain dry. The image also illustrates the influence of the mountains on cloud formations.

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Snow Blankets the Rocky Mountains
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Snow Blankets the Rocky Mountains

Acquired February 23, 2010, this true-color images shows snow cover stretching from northern Arizona to South Dakota under largely cloud-free skies.

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