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Canary Island Wakes

This SeaWiFS pass over the Canary Islands clearly demonstrates island wake effects both in the less dusty air in the lee of the islands and in what looks like a Von Karmann vortex street revealed in the leeward clouds.

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

Published July 28, 1998
Data acquired July 28, 1998

OrbView-2 > SeaWiFS
Biosphere > Terrestrial Habitat > Islands
Oceans > Ocean Winds > Vorticity
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