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April 6, 2013 - Southern Scandinavia
Southern Scandinavia Image used for Spacing Purposes
Satellite: Terra
Date Acquired: 3/23/2013
Resolutions: 1km (304.6 KB)
500m (1.2 MB)
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Bands Used: 1,4,3
Credit: Jeff Schmaltz
MODIS Land Rapid Response Team,

Snow covered southern Scandinavia in the earliest days of spring, 2013. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image on March 23, 2013.

Black borderlines have been placed on the image to delineate country boundaries. Norway, with the snow-shrouded Scandinavia Mountains lies in the west, and Sweden lies in the east. Ice covers the southern portion of Sweden’s bi-lobed Lake Vanern (west), while Lake Vattern (east), appears ice-free.

In the south, on the lower edge of the image, the tip of Denmark also wears a mantle of winter-white. Tan and teal-colored swirls paint the water of the North Sea on Denmark’s western coast. This color may arise from an early phytoplankton bloom, sediment from coastal run-off – or may be a combination of the two.

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