22 December 2006 - MODIS Image Fader
Snow Cover Across the Central US

* Left-click to zoom in (then Click-and-drag mouse to roam) / Right-click to zoom out *

Click and drag the slider button under Set Fade Level to fade between the MODIS true color and false color images on 22 December 2006 (to quickly toggle between the 2 images, click the middle of the slider bar area, below the word Fade). The snow cover and clouds appear as white on the true color image; snow cover and ice crystal clouds appear as shades of red on the false color image, while water droplet clouds appear as white. Extensive snow cover resulting from a blizzard on 20-21 December is evident across much of the foothills and the central Plains states; snowfall totals included 33 inches in Colorado, 12 inches in Kansas and Nebraska, 11 inches in Wyoming, and 6 inches in Texas.

Java applet developed by Tom Whittaker, CIMSS / SSEC