Earth Snapshot RSS Feed Twitter
 
 
 
 

Kármán Vortex Streets and Dust South of Canary Islands – August 18th, 2011

28.2N 16.6W

August 18th, 2011 Category: Clouds, Dust Storms, Image of the day

Dust Near Canary Islands - August 14th, 2011

Dust blows off the west coast of Africa, by Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania, and over the Canary Islands (top center), creating a golden veil offshore.

Visible through this veil are some clouds arranged in rows of swirls. These interesting patterns are Kármán Vortex Streets, double rows of spiralling vortices created by the unsteady separation of flow water vapor over the islands.

Leave a Reply


About Us

Earth Observation

Organisations

Archive

September 2017
M T W T F S S
« Mar    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  

Categories


Bulletin Board


Featured Posts

Information

37


Take Action

Widgets