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Christmas Mountains Wrapped in Holiday Colors
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Christmas Mountains Wrapped in Holiday Colors

April 2, 2003
Decked out in reds, greens, blues and whites, this Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer image highlights the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Located above image center are the Christmas Mountains, a region of old-growth forest nestled in a remote wilderness. Within these hills are peaks named for eight of Santa's reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, and Blitzen. Two other peaks are named North Pole and St. Nicholas. The image combines data from the nadir camera's blue, green, and near-infrared bands to produce this false-color view. Vegetation shows up in shades of red, and sediment in the Bay of Fundy (lower right) takes on a green color. Ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (upper right) and in frozen lakes and rivers appears in hues of blue and white.


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