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Cloud Vortices South of Canary Islands

28.2N 16.6W

May 19th, 2009 Category: Clouds

Cloud vortices off Moroccan coast - May 17th, 2009

Cloud vortices off Moroccan coast - May 17th, 2009

A loose cloud vortex can be seen off the coast of Western Sahara and Morocco, to the South of the Canary Islands. There are also several curved areas where vortices could be forming or dissipating.  (Cloud vortices have been observed in this area on several occasions; click here for previous articles).

In the full image, the Gulf of Arguin is visible near the bottom, south of the Ras Nouadhibou Peninsula, which marks the border between Western Sahara (above) and Mauritania (below). The waters of the gulf are colored bright green due to rich phytoplankton growth.

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