NASA Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) at NSIDC


Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

Western U.S. Snow Storm, 29 November 2004

Over Thanksgiving weekend, 2004, a large snow storm spread across the western United States from southeastern Oregon and the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California all the way to Colorado and New Mexico in the east. The storm even dumped up to 24 inches (0.6 meters) of snow on the mountains of southern Utah.

The following image of the western United States from 29 November 2004 was derived from the Snow Cover field of the MODIS/Aqua Snow Cover Daily L3 Global 500m Grid, Version 4 product, available from NSIDC. Four input MYD10A1 tiles in HDF-EOS format were reprojected to a Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection, stitched together, and converted to GeoTIFF format using the freeware HDF-EOS to GeoTIFF (HEG) converter tool.

For more information and images for this event, see the Major Snowstorm in the U.S. West news article on NASA's Earth Observatory Web site.

The following files are the source files used to create this image:

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