A close-up view of the huge Pacific storm this morning off our GOES-West satellite courtesy of NASA and NOAA. Photo courtesy of NASA and NOAA
Our cold winter has covered 88% of the Great Lakes with ice reports NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory–the highest ice coverage in the 20 years since 1994. This NASA MODIS satellite view of the lake ice on the western Great Lakes is out of CIMSS at the Univ of Wisconsin-Madison. The U.S. Coast Guard has performed four times its 5year average number of ice breaking missions. Still, shipping on the Lakes was down 21% in December and 37% in January. And the Tribune reports some scientist feat all the cie cut cut into young fish populations.
Photo courtesy of NASA & CIMMS-University of Wisconsin-Madison