Smoke Across Sea of Okhotsk
Image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project,
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
On July 2, 2003, the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS) collected this image of the Sea of Okhotsk, east of Russia. Patchy phytoplankton blooms fill the surface waters, coloring them green. Turbid, brownish water flows from the Amur River into Tartar Strait, between mainland Russia and Sakhalin Island (left of image center). Smoke from regional fires drifts across the sky.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.