Large Cloud Vortex North of Scandinavia71.9N 31.6E
A large cloud vortex swirls over the Barents Sea, north of Norway, Finland and parts of Russia. A vortex is a spinning, often turbulent, flow of fluid whose speed and rate of rotation are greatest at the center, and decrease progressively moving outwards.
The area of convection partially covers a sizeable phytoplankton bloom that has been flourishing in the area for over a week (click here for previous article). The close-up focuses on a part of the bloom that is visible between the bands of clouds.