1. Lakes in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Lakes in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Image captured on 23 November 2015 by the MODIS instrument, on board the Terra satellite.

Tibetlakes 23 Nov 2015 Terra LgImage of lakes in Tibet acquired on 23 November 2015 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on board the Terra satellite. Many of the lakes vary in color due to the differences in depth, presence of sediment, mineral content, and microscopic organisms.

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Sources: Jewel-Toned lakes in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. NASA Earth Observatory.

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016 at 4:51 PM EDT