Lake Michigan Bloom

Lake Michigan Bloom
  • Credit:

    Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

The whiting over Lake Michigan in this SeaWiFS image is probably a result of a calcite whiting that typically occurs as a result of autogenic precipitation of calcite as a result of water warming and a pH rise caused by phytoplankton uptake of carbon dioxide.

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  • Data Date:

    September 23, 1998
  • Visualization Date:

    September 23, 1998
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration