Canary Island Wakes

Canary Island Wakes
  • Credit:

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

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.

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  • Data Date:

    July 28, 1998
  • Visualization Date:

    July 28, 1998
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS


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