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Phytoplankton Stretching from Cape Cod into the Atlantic Ocean

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October 30th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

USA - October 6th, 2009

USA - October 6th, 2009

The cities of Boston, Massachusetts (above) and Providence, Rhode Island (below) appear as grey areas amidst the generally green terrain of this part of the northeastern United States of America.

Protruding out into the Atlantic Ocean is the Cape Cod peninsula, part of Massachusetts. Below it are the islands of Martha’s Vineyard (left) and Nantucket (right), also belonging to that state.

Some phytoplankton can be seen in Nantucket Sound, between the peninsula and the islands. Upon opening the full image, the green phytoplankton can be seen reaching much farther out to the east, into the Atlantic.

Snowfall over New England, USA

March 5th, 2009 Category: Rivers, Snapshots

Snowfall over New England, USA - March 4th, 2009

Snowfall over New England, USA - March 4th, 2009

A huge snowstorm that hit the east coast of the USA a few days ago, covering states from Arkansas to Georgia and all the way up the coast to Maine.

A previous article examined the white swath coating the southeastern and mid-atlantic states. This image, on the other hand, focuses on the New England area, including the states of (from South to North) Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Continuing northward, parts of Nova Scotia (center), New Brunswick (peninsula) and Quebec are also  snowcovered. Parts of the Saint Lawrence River (top left) are iced over.

Offshore, from the hook of Massachusetts’ Cape Cod Bay to Halifax in Nova Scotia, clouds form streaked patterns in the atmosphere.

Huge Snowfall Over East Coast of USA

March 4th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Snow over East Coast of USA - March 4th, 2009

Snow over East Coast of USA - March 4th, 2009

Skies over the East Coast of the United States of America have cleared since the huge snow storm that hit the region a few days ago.

Coastal states from Maine (northeast) to Georgia (southeast) received up to 30 centimeters (1 foot) of snow, reported the New York Times, and the storm even hit inland states as far west as Arkansas.

Here, the snowfall is visible as a wide white strip stretching from Maine (top) to Virginia (center), then curving southwestward through Georgia (bottom left) towards Arkansas.

Parts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia nearest to the Atlantic are not snow-covered.

Lake Ontario (top left) appears dark blue and free of ice, while Lake Erie, just to its South, has a coat of ice.

To their East, New York City and Long Island stand out in white against the dark blue of the Atlantic Ocean. Offshore, clouds over the ocean form streaked patterns.

Please click here for a previous article on this storm and the Great Lakes.