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Yukon River Delta Alaska
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Yukon River Delta, Alaska

August 23, 2004
An intricate maze of small lakes and waterways define the Yukon Delta at the confluence of Alaska's Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers with the frigid Bering Sea. Wildlife abounds on the delta and offshore where sheets of sea ice form during the coldest months of the year. This scene was acquired by the ASTER instrument on NASA's Terra satellite on May 26, 2002.