July 16, 2007 - North Slope of Alaska
February 18, 2008
Summertime is green across Northern Alaska in this true color image acquired by the MODIS on the Terra satellite on July 6, 2007. Prominent in the image is the Brooks Range, which stretches all the way across Northern Alaska from the western shore to the border of Canadaï¿½s Yukon Territory, a distance of about 600 miles. The western third of the Range is home to the Noatak National Preserve, and to the east of that is the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. The body of water to the north of Alaska is the Beaufort Sea, which is covered with ice, which even clings to the shore.
Topics: Environment, Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska, North Slope Borough, Alaska, Noatak River, Gates of the Arctic Wilderness, Noatak National Preserve, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska North Slope, Brooks Range, Chukchi sea, Alaska