Canary Islands

Canary Islands
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean often create interesting cloud patterns such as wake effects or von Karman vortices as they disturb air flow over the comparatively smooth ocean surface. These images were acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on May 18 and 25, 2002.

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  • Data Date:

    May 18, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    May 24, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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