Sediment Churned by Lake Michigan Seen By MODIS Satellite

Sediment Seen in Satellite Image of Lake Michigan, Saturday August 11th 2012 

The strong north winds which occurred over Lake Michigan Thursday night and Friday produced waves of 14 to 18 feet on the southern part of the Lake Friday afternoon.  With generally clear skies on Saturday, visible satellite imagery reveals a noticeable discoloration of the water along the southern and western shores which is a result of sediment churned up by the high waves. The true-color, 250 meter resolution image below, comes from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's polar-orbiting Aqua satellite, and is made available by the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

MODIS imager of sediment on Lake Michigan, Saturday August 11th, 2012. 

 

 

 

 

 



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