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Jewel-Toned Lakes of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
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Jewel-Toned Lakes of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Acquired November 10, 2010, this natural-color image shows assorted lakes of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in iridescent hues of blue, green, and teal.

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Great Lakes Starting to Freeze
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Great Lakes Starting to Freeze

These images of the five Great Lakes show ice beginning to build up around the shores of each of the lakes, with snow on the ground across virtually the entire scene.

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As Glacial Lakes Grow, So Do the Risks
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As Glacial Lakes Grow, So Do the Risks

Throughout the Himalayas, many glaciers are retreating and meltwater lakes are growing, putting people at risk downhill and downstream.

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Wintertime on the Great Lakes
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Wintertime on the Great Lakes

Snow cover lingered in the Great Lakes region on February 16, 2008. Against the backdrop of snowy ground appear the deep blue waters of the Great Lakes and nearby water bodies. In this wintertime shot, the lakes are relatively ice-free, except for Lake Erie.

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Ounianga Lakes, Sahara Desert, Chad
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Ounianga Lakes, Sahara Desert, Chad

This astronaut photograph features one of the largest of a series of ten mostly fresh water lakes in the Ounianga Basin in the heart of the Sahara Desert of northeastern Chad.

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Volcanic Mood Rings
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Volcanic Mood Rings

Kelimutu volcano is home to the unique crater lakes known to change color unpredictably.

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Disappearing Walker Lake
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Disappearing Walker Lake

Like this lake in northwestern Nevada, many of the world’s prominent salt lakes are drying up.

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Water Quality Monitoring
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Water Quality Monitoring

Researchers are using satellite data to measure lake water quality and clarity of the lakes in the Upper Midwest.

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Great Lakes, No Clouds
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Great Lakes, No Clouds

Late August 2010 provided a rare satellite view of a cloudless summer day over the entire Great Lakes region of North America.

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The Icy Origins of the Finger Lakes
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The Icy Origins of the Finger Lakes

Huge sheets of ice carved out the U-shaped valleys that hold New York’s Finger Lakes. When they retreated north about 10,000 years ago, glaciers left deposits of gravel that dammed streams and caused the depressions to become lakes.

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