Snow Cover in the Lake Tahoe Area
Enjoying the Sierra Nevada mountains! 🏔️
Pine, cedar, and fir forests ensure year-round tree cover on the west sides of the mountain range. To the east sits Carson Desert. Lake Tahoe, a freshwater lake, straddles the California-Nevada state line. It is the second deepest lake in the United States, after Crater Lake in Oregon.
To the right, you'll see just the snow cover of the area. This year snowfall and cold temperatures set records. Using Landsat data, researchers can determine how much snow covers each pixel. Dark pixels have little to no snow, while light pixels have mostly or all snow. These images were created from data acquired by Landsat 8 on February 13, 2022 (Path 43, Row 33)