PIA17772: Snow Depth Depicted on Mt. Lyell by NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory
Target Name: Earth
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Airborne Snow Observatory
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Produced By: JPL
Other Information: JPL News Release 2013-154
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A natural color image of Mt. Lyell, the highest point in the Tuolumne River Basin (top image) is compared with a three-dimensional color composite image of Mt. Lyell from NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory depicting snow depth (bottom image). Mt. Lyell holds the Lyell glacier, which has been in sustained retreat since the 1800s

For more information about the Airborne Snow Observatory, visit: http://aso.jpl.nasa.gov/. For more on NASA's Airborne Science program, visit: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov.

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Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Image Addition Date:
2013-05-02