Earth  ID: 2740

Ice Covers the Great Lakes

On March 9, 2003, four of the five Great Lakes were completely covered in ice. It is very rare for Lake Superior to be completely iced over.

Visualization Credits

Joycelyn Thomson (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Jacques Descloitres (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio,MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (

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Data Used:
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Dates of Data Used:
09/16/2002, 12/03/2002, 12/10/2002, 01/27/2003, 03/09/2003

DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> Ice
GCMD >> Location >> Great Lakes
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version