View of snow from space


Above you’ll see an image taken by the MODIS instrumentation aboard a Terra satellite (a Polar-Orbiting satellite) as it took it’s morning pass over the Mid-South this morning. The snow and clouds are marked, delineated roughly by the dotted red line. The brighter whites over the Mid-South are deeper snowpack, and one can clearly see rivers and large streams (darker lines snaking through the snow) that aren’t snow-covered. The resolution of this particular imagery is excellent (1 km). If you wanted to know who got snow, this is the best way to see it!
Another image from the GOES-East satellite (VIS channel) is shown on my friend Eddie’s blog.

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