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Monday, April 11, 2016

Grand Teton National Park

From NASA Earth:

Grand Teton National Park

The iconic, stark peaks of the Teton mountain range in northwestern Wyoming draw mountaineers and climbers from around the world. The eastern side of the range, and the Jackson Hole valley more than a mile below, make up Grand Teton National Park.

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite acquired this natural-color image of the park on June 15, 2015. These 310,000 acres form the southern extension of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

In wintertime, the area is almost completely covered with snow. When this image was acquired in late spring, only the higher elevations were capped with white. Snowmelt feeds area’s numerous lakes and streams, and water features (kettle ponds, springs, lakes, and streams) cover 10 percent of the park’s surface. Most prominent in the view from space are Jackson Lake, Jenny Lake, and the Snake River—the main drainage for the park and surrounding watershed.


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