Strait of Gibraltar seen from space, STS-58

Strait of Gibraltar seen from space, STS-58

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Caption: The Strait of Gibraltar, seen from space. View looking south across the Strait of Gibraltar, as seen by the crew of Shuttle Mission STS-58 of 18 October to 1 November 1993. In the foreground is southern Spain, at the top of the frame is Morocco. The large U-shaped bay upper left from centre is Algeciras Bay. On the left (east) side of this is Gibraltar, on the right is the town of Algeciras. The stripes in the water toward upper left are differences in surface roughness of the sea due to internal waves. These waves are caused as cold tidal water from the Atlantic Ocean (right) flows over the warmer, more saline water of the Mediterranean Sea (left).

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Keywords: environment, from spac, from space, geography, gibraltar, internal waves, morocco, north, sea, south, spain, strait of gibraltar, straits, sts-58

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