SeaWiFS: Eddies over the Argentine Basin

SeaWiFS: Eddies over the Argentine Basin
  • Credit:

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

On December 27, 2000, the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS) passed directly overhead of the eddy field of the shelf break off the coast of Argentina. The current patterns are made visible by the phytoplankton that color the water.

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  • Data Date:

    December 27, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    December 27, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

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