Streaks of snow cover in the Northern Plains

February 18th, 2008 |

MODIS true color + false color images (Animated GIF)

A comparison of MODIS true color and false color RGB images (above) reveals multiple narrow streaks of snow cover across parts of the Northern Plains on 18 February 2008. The white snow streaks show up well against the surrounding brown bare ground regions in central South Dakota and Nebraska on the true color image (created using MODIS channels 01/04/03 as red/green/blue); in the corresponding false color image (created using MODIS channels 02/07/07 as red/green/blue), the snow cover exhibits a red enhancement, while supercooled water droplet cloud features appear as varying shades of white.