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Sediments in Lake Erie, USA and Canada

42.0N 81.3W

March 13th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Sediments

USA - March 11th, 2012

Three of the North American Great Lakes can be observed here: part of Lake Huron (upper left corner), Lake Erie (south of the former), and Lake Ontario (upper right quadrant).

Sediments give Lake Erie a swirled pattern of colors that is milky green in some areas, dark green in others, and turquoise in others. Lake Huron shows some sediments by the southeastern shoreline, while Lake Ontario shows very few sediments. A series of finger lakes can be seen parallel to each other southeast of Lake Ontario, also showing few sediments.

Great Lakes of North Amerian Partially Surrounded by Snow

47.7N 86.9W

March 12th, 2012 Category: Lakes

USA - March 11th, 2012

This image focuses on the Great Lakes of North American, consisting of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron (from left to right), Erie (lower right corner), and Ontario (far right in the full image), they form the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth comprising 21% of the world’s surface fresh water.

The lakes are shared by the USA and Canada. Of the five lakes, Lake Michigan is the only one that is located entirely within the United States. Here, snow can be seen dusting the landscape around the lakes, particularly on the Canadian side of the border. In the full image, a few bays in the northern parts of Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron are frozen. Lake Nipigon, a smaller, rounded lake in Canada north of Lake Superior, is also covered in ice.

Great Lakes of North America – July 12th, 2011

46.2N 85W

July 12th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

USA - July 4th, 2011

Green vegetation surrounds the North American Great Lakes in this summer image of the United States of America and Canada. They consist of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario (from left to right).

Together, they form the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by total surface area, at 208,610 km2 (80,545 sq mi). Total volume is 22,560 km3 (5,412 cu mi). Here, they appear mostly sediment free, although some greenish sediments can be seen by the northern coast of Lake Erie.

Lakes Huron, Erie and Ontario in the USA and Canada

43.8N 81.2W

April 22nd, 2011 Category: Lakes

USA - April 15th, 2011

Three of the five North American Great Lakes can be observed in this image of USA and Canada. At the upper left is Huron, with Lake Erie near the bottom and Lake Ontario to the right. Some of New York State’s long, thin Finger Lakes can also be observed below the eastern half of Lake Ontario.

Tan and greenish sediments can be observed in Lake Erie and framing the southern shores of Lake Huron. Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes, on the other hand, appear mostly sediment-free.

Near the top of the image, a faint dusting of snow can be seen across the Canadian landscape. Interestingly, when this area was observed two weeks ago (click here for previous article), the snow cover was thicker and extended south into the USA.


Great Lakes of North America – April 9th, 2011

45.0N 82.4W

April 8th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

USA and Canada - March 30th, 2011

Snow dusts the ground in Canada to the north of the Great Lakes, while the terrain in the USA to the south is less snow-covered but partially obscured by clouds.

Lakes Superior (left, above) and Michigan (left, below), are partially visible, while Lakes Huron (center), Erie (right, below) and Ontario (right, above the former) can be seen in their entirety. Also visible south of Lake Ontario are the thin, parallel Finger Lakes of New York State.