Cloud vortex

Cloud vortex

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Caption: Cloud vortex. True-colour image of several vortices in a bank of cloud near Guadalupe Island (centre right) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. A steady breeze running bottom right to upper left in this image has set up a line of von Karman vortices behind the island, seen here running to upper left. Image taken on 8 June 2002 by the moderate resolution spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board NASA's Terra satellite.

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Keywords: 2002, atmosphere, atmospheric, baja peninsula, climate, cloud cover, cloud types, clouds, from space, guadalupe island, imaging spectroradiometer, june, meteorology, mexican, mexico, moderate resolution, modis, nasa, satellite image, spiral, spiraling, swirl, swirling, terra, von karman vortex, vortices, weather

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