Gulf Stream Eddies

Gulf Stream Eddies
  • Credit:

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

This SeaWiFS view of the northeastern U.S. shows several eddies along the north edge of the Gulf Stream. The one centered at 39.3 North and 68.8 West looks like a standard warm-core ring (low-chlorophyll center and clockwise rotation). The eddy farther to the northeast (40.5 North and 66 West) has a much greener center and stands our all the more for its proximity to its clearer neighbor.

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  • Data Date:

    May 26, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    May 26, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS


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