Greenland East Coast

Greenland’s eastern coast is featured in this true-color Terra MODIS image from August 21, 2003. In the image, snows have yet to cover the coastal lands, and the waters in the fjords show spots of bright turquoise color from sediments deposited there by runoff. In the higher-resolution images, little spots of white in the water seem to be ice originating from the deeper fjords that reach all the way to the icecap covering most of the island.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Carlos Solís
Typhoon Dujuan (14W) off China

The MODIS instrument onboard NASA´s Terra spacecraft captured this bird´s-eye view of Typhoon Dujuan (Mandarin for azalea) as it was located just off the coast of China, near Hong Kong. At the time this image was taken on September 2, 2003, Dujuan was packing sustained winds near 70 mph with higher gusts and was moving toward the west-northwest at 21 mph.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Carlos Solís
Maximum extent of Arctic winter sea ice in 2008-09

This data visualization from the AMSR-E instrument on the Aqua satellite show the maximum sea ice extent for 2008-09, which occurred on Feb. 28, 2009.
Source: NASA Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio

Por Carlos Solís