SeaWiFS: Grand Banks Brightening

SeaWiFS: Grand Banks Brightening
  • Credit:

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

There is a hole in the cloud cover today over the Grand Banks of Newfoundland through which SeaWiFS was able to catch this view of a very large patch of bright aquamarine water. Either a large storm has passed over the Banks stirring up the bottom sediments, or some large bloom of phytoplankton is under way. Part of the Island of Newfoundland, including the snow-covered Avalon Peninsula, can also be seen in the northwest corner of the image.

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  • Data Date:

    January 28, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    January 28, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
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