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Ice Thickness West Arm of Quesnel Lake

We would like to thank UNBC and the Quesnel River Research Centre for sharing this image.

The purple clouds are lovely to see from this perspective.

Click on the links below for an explanation of how a false colour view works

False-colour view of the West Arm of Quesnel Lake on 10th January 2017, compiled from images captured by the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8, and made available by the US Geological Survey through Earth Explorer (<>). In this rendering, the red display channel represents reflectances in Band 4 (red), the blue channel represents Band 5 (Near Infra-Red), and the green channel represents Band 6 (Short-Wave Infra-Red 1). More information on false-colour images is available from the NASA Earth Observatory pages (

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