Freitag, 12. Dezember 2008

Earth from Space: Snow-kissed Alps

The snow-capped, crescent-shaped Alps and Italy’s Apennines mountain chain are shown in this Envisat image. The unusual early and strong snowfall in the last days (up to 50-200cm in 24 hours) have caused blackouts and heavy traffic jams in the affected regions.
This image was acquired by Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) instrument on 8 December 2008.

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