January 12, 2010 - Heavy Snow in Korea

Heavy Snow in Korea

The same wintry weather that caused the heaviest snowfall in Beijing in nearly six decades also caused the heaviest snowfall in Seoul since meteorological surveys began there in 1937. A blizzard dropped more than 25 centimeters (9.8 inches) of snow on that city on January 3, 2010.

The MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image on January 3, 2010. Snow cover thins toward the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula, and actually appears relatively light in South Korea compared to parts of North Korea and China. This may be because of more forested terrain in South Korea.

Cloud streets appear over the Sea of Japan, much like in this recently featured image.

Image Facts
Satellite: Terra
Date Acquired: 01/03/2010
Resolutions: 1km ( B), 500m ( B), 250m ( B)
Bands Used: 1,4,3
Image Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC