DR RICHARD LEGECKIS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY. DR RICHARD LEGECKIS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.
False colour satellite (NOAA) image of the heat distribution in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, showing the Loop current (coloured red) flowing around the island of Cuba (grey finger, bottom right) & into the mouth of the Gulf. Land masses appear grey & the colour distribution of the water, corresponding to degrees centrigrade, is given at the top of the image. Image taken on 11th April, 1983.
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