Central Mediterranean

Central Mediterranean
  • Credit:

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

This is how the central Mediterranean area appeared to SeaWiFS on the first day of autumn. Mount Etna is sending an ash plume downwind while smoke from a fire in central Greece bespeaks a different wind direction. Dust continues to blow northward from Africa. The waters of the northern Italian coasts look fairly bright -- probably in part due to increased flow in rivers like the Po and Arno after severe weather two days ago.

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  • Data Date:

    September 22, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    September 22, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS


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