Central Chile

Central Chile
  • Credit:

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

The beginning of spring in central Chile looked like this to SeaWiFS. The snow-covered Andes mark the country's eastern border, and phytoplankton blooms and river sediment plumes fill the waters off its west coast. A large eddy due west of Concepcion is highlighted by the phytoplankton it contains.

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  • Data Date:

    September 24, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    September 26, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
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