Lena River Russia
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Lena River, Russia

August 17, 2004
Running along the eastern edge of the Central Siberian Plateau in northeastern Russia, the Lena River heads north to the Oleneskiy Delta, where it empties into in the Laptev Sea. This false-color Aqua MODIS image, acquired in midsummer 2004, shows the River within the confines of the Arctic Circle, heading into a sea where ice still floats on the surface of the water. The ice is colored light blue, while unfrozen (liquid) water is black. Land appears in shades of brown and green, the intensity of the green correlating to the amount of vegetation on the land. White represents clouds.

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