North Slope of Alaska 07/06/07

MODIS image of Alaska

Summertime is green across Northern Alaska in this true color image acquired by the MODIS on the Terra satellite on July 6, 2007. Prominent in the image is the Brooks Range, which stretches all the way across Northern Alaska from the western shore to the border of Canada's Yukon Territory, a distance of about 600 miles. The western third of the Range is home to the Noatak National Preserve, and to the east of that is the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. The body of water to the north of Alaska is the Beaufort Sea, which is covered with ice, which even clings to the shore.

Text and image courtesy of NASA's MODIS Land Rapid Response Team.