Mid-Atlantic Coast - related image preview

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Mid-Atlantic Coast

This SeaWiFS image of the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast shows a lot of colored organic matter and suspended sediment in the water. Note the dark reddish patches at the mouths of the Cape Fear River and Winyah Bay. North Carolina's sounds also exhibit a fair amount of color variation. The apparent lighter color of the ocean from the Carolinas northward is caused by atmospheric aerosols which scatter incoming solar radiation back into space.

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

Published October 3, 2000
Data acquired October 3, 2000

OrbView-2 > SeaWiFS
Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Discharge/Flow
Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Runoff
Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Transport
Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentation
Visible Earth