Ice in the Chesapeake Bay • Earth.com

Last update: June 19th, 2019 at 9:00 am

On January 24, 2003, a winter storm dumped 1 to 2 inches of snow around the Washington, D.C., area and covered parts of Maryland?s Eastern Shore with 5 inches of snow. The image above, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA?s Aqua satellite, shows the extent of the snow cover (white pixels) in contrast to the various brown hues of the bare land surface. The scene also reveals the extent of ice forming on the Chesapeake Bay as well as the Potomac River.

This scene was featured recently in a local television weather report (10.3 MB MPEG) given by NBC’s Chief Meteorologist Bob Ryan.

Credit: Image courtesy StormCenter Communications, produced from data courtesy MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

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