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Though the mountains are located just south of the equator, their elevation is high enough and the air temperatures are cold enough to still support a few small areas of ice.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Story by Kathryn Hansen.

Published February 13, 2018
Data acquired November 3, 1988 - December 5, 2017

Sources:
Landsat 5 > TM
Landsat 8 > OLI