SeaWiFS: Madeira Island Vortex Street

SeaWiFS: Madeira Island Vortex Street
  • Credit:

    Credit line for all images: Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

This SeaWiFS image taken on July 18, 2001, again shows the 1800-meter-high Madeira Island serving as the obstruction to the flow of wind that created the beautiful pattern of vortices in the clouds to the southwest of the island.

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  • Data Date:

    July 18, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    July 18, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS


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