New NASA Images on the Great Lakes

New NASA Images on the Great Lakes
April 20, 2016 Lea Vigi


There was not a lot of ice cover on the Great Lakes this winter, and new images released by NASA show evidence of significant turbidity and possible early algal growth in the lakes.

See the primary image here >

According to the NASA release, “Clear sky conditions reveal both algae evidence and turbidity in Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and Saginaw Bay. Several Great Lakes shoreline locations show evidence of a spring thermal bar with a couple of kilometers offshore with limited mixing to apparent turbidity and phytoplankton with the rest of the lake. Lake Erie’s Maumee Bay shows the turbid influence of the Maumee River and similar turbidity is notable along the south shore of Lake Erie and in Sanduskey Bay.”


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *