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Tropical Storm Ernesto (05L) Near Coast of Mexico

18.6N 91.8W

August 8th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Ernesto – August 8th, 2012

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Tropical Storm Ernesto - August 8th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Tropical Storm Ernesto

As of 4 p.m. CDT (2100 UTC) August 8, Tropical Storm Ernesto (05L) is located within 20 nautical miles of 18.9°N 91.5°W, about 30 mi (50 km) northeast of Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico.

Maximum sustained winds are 45 knots (50 mph, 85 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 995 mbar (hPa; 29.38 InHg), and the system is moving west at 11 kt (13 mph, 20 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) from the center of Ernesto.

Matthew (15L) Weakens to Tropical Depression – September 26th, 2010

16.7N 91.1W

September 26th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Storms

Tropical Depression Matthew (15L) - September 25th, 2010

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Track of TD 15L - September 25th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TD 15L

As of 11 p.m. EDT (0300 UTC) September 25, Tropical Depression Matthew (15L) was located within 30 nautical miles of 17.0°N 91.0°W, about 75 mi (125 km) west of Tikal, Guatemala and 125 mi (200 km) south-southeast of Ciudad Del Carmen, Mexico.

Maximum sustained winds are 30 knots (35 mph, 55 km/h) with higher gusts. Minimum central pressure is 1001 mbar (hPa; 29.56 InHg), and the system is moving west-northwest at 13 kt (14 mph, 22 km/h).

Sediments in the Bay of Campeche by the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico – February 1st, 2010

18.6N 91.8W

February 1st, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

Mexico - January 26th, 2010

Mexico - January 26th, 2010

Laguna de Términos

Laguna de Términos

Sediments create a greenish halo around the western and northwestern shores of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, reaching far out into the waters of the Bay of Campeche. The bay is the southern bight of the Gulf of Mexico. It is surrounded on three sides by the Mexican states of Campeche, Tabasco and Veracruz.

The close-up focses on the Laguna de Términos (Términos Lagoon), which is connected by two channels to the Bay of Campeche, in the southwestern part of the Mexican state of Campeche. It is actually not one sole lagoon, but rather is composed of a series of rich, sediment-laden lagoons and tidal estuaries. The Isla del Carmen, on which Ciudad del Carmen is located, can be seen between the lagoon and the Bay of Campeche.

Campeche and Yucatan Coast, Mexico – January 4th, 2009

January 4th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Bay of Campeche, Mexico - November 23rd, 2008

Campeche and Yucatan Coast, Mexico - November 23rd, 2008

Clearly visible from their bright green color, phytoplankton flourish in the Gulf of Mexico off the coasts of the states of Campeche (top) and Yucatan (bottom), in Mexico.

The bloom extends particularly far out into the gulf between the city of Campeche (the light brown spot along the shoreline, near the center) and Ciudad del Carmen near the Términos Lagoon (lower left).

Upon closer observation of the lagoon, a more intense, circular green algal bloom becomes evident on the northern end, as well as some brown sediments flowing out into the gulf on the southwestern end.