Mackenzie Meets Beaufort

Earth As Art image Mackenzie Meets Beaufort

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In far northern Canada, pulses of freshwater flow down rivers after inland ice and snow melts. These pulses, known as a freshet, carry huge amounts of sediment. The sediment seen in this image flowed into the Beaufort Sea from the Mackenzie River, the longest northward-flowing river in North America.

Source: Landsat 8

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Image Dimensions: 7800 x 8400

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Location Taken: CA