Freezing Great Lakes Region
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Freezing Great Lakes Region

November 18, 2007
The race is on to see which will freeze first: the northeastern offshoot of Lake Huron—Georgian Bay—or Lake Erie. These images of the five Great Lakes—(left to right) Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario—show ice beginning to build up around the shores of each of the lakes, with snow on the ground across virtually the entire scene.

This image is made from observations by the Terra MODIS instrument on January 27, 2005. A false-color image of the same scene is available on the Rapid Response System.

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