SeaWiFS: West Florida Shelf Turbidity

SeaWiFS: West Florida Shelf Turbidity
  • Credit:

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

The turbidity of the water over the West Florida Shelf has increased markedly over the past few days as can be seen in this series of SeaWiFS images. It is possible that this may be caused, at least in part, by increased river discharge after the recent heavy precipitation in parts of the southeastern U.S.

The long narrow cloud that passes just south of Lake George in the December 17 image appears to be a smoke plume.


  • Data Date:

    December 13 - 18, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    December 18, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

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