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Figure 4–3. Snow cover on the Southern Alps and environs, South Island, New Zealand, on 11 July 2003. The intense storm that produced this snow cover was reported to be the worst blizzard to hit New Zealand in the past 50 years. The 500-meter-pixel resolution image is from the MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. Image courtesy of NASA’s MODIS Land Rapid Response Team.