SeaWiFS: Colorful South Atlantic

SeaWiFS: Colorful South Atlantic
  • Credit:

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

On November 22, 2001, SeaWiFS captured the springtime water colors off the coast of Argentina. In some areas the water goes from deep blue to bright aquamarine to rich green and black to deep blue within the space of a few kilometers. The city of Buenos Aires, Argentina is visible as a gray splotch on the western shore of the light brown Rio de la Plata near the top of the image. The Falkland Islands peek through the clouds near the bottom of the image.

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  • Data Date:

    November 22, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    November 22, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
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