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This MPEG shows lake effect precipitation resulting when cold air masses pass over the relatively warm Great Lakes, pick up moisture, and then precipitate when again encountering the cold land surface. Note the bands of lake effect snow apparent over Lake Superior and the lack of snow on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The animation can be replayed to stress important points.

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      lake effect,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,snow,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110312200505765T,atmospheric moisture,Geoscience,NSDL

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