Snow on the Plateau

In this MODIS Terra image, bright white snow blankets the brown volcanic landscape of Siberia's Putorana Plateau.

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Contrasting Water and Land

The Susitna River Valley, AK drains into Cook Inlet. This image combines MODIS Terra visible and infrared light to increase the contrast between water and land.

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Ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

MODIS Aqua captures sea ice forming in Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence on February 11, 2013.

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Storm Pummels the Pacific NW

MODIS Terra's view of a January 2012 winter storm that iced roads, downed power lines, and prompted avalanche warnings across the Pacific Northwest.

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Snow blankets the volcanic landscape of the Putorana Plateau in central Siberia
MODIS Aqua image from February 11, 2013 that shows sea ice forming in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada
MODIS Terra image from January 2012 after a snow storm pummeled the Pacific Northwest

MODIS | Overview

NSIDC archives and distributes Level-2 and Level-3 snow cover and sea ice data derived from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) Aqua and Terra satellites.