Greenland 08/21/03

MODIS image of Greenland

MODIS true color image of Greenland on the 21st of August 2003.

Greenland's eastern coast is featured in this true-color Terra MODIS image from August 21, 2003. In the image, snows have yet to cover the coastal lands, and the waters in the fjords show spots of bright turquoise color from sediments deposited there by runoff. In the higher-resolution versions of this image, the little spots of white in the water seem to be ice originating from the deeper fjords that reach all the way to the icecap covering most of the island.

Image and text courtesy of NASA's MODIS Land Rapid Response Team.