IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Lunar Landscape?

Posted: 19 Dec 2007 06:52 AM

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18 Dec 2007 MODIS Aqua true color
Can you guess what this picture is of? ... It is a rectified true color image taken from the MODIS Aqua satellite yesterday over Central Iowa. You can see Des Moines, Ames, Boone, and Saylorville Lake in the image! If you look closely, you can also see roads appearing in this 250 meter resolution image. Of course, the entire landscape is covered in snow and ice making it almost look like something you would see on the moon. You can get more images like this one on the MODIS Rapid Response System website which generates a pretty image each day for Iowa.

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