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Ocean Currents around Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands, USA

January 25th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands, California, USA - January 19th, 2009

Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands, California, USA - January 19th, 2009

Pacific Ocean currents can be seen between the coast of California and the islands of San Clemente and Santa Catalina.

San Pedro Bay and part of Los Angeles are visible at the top. Many ships, appearing as little white dots, can be seen in the bay. A few are also docked along the coastlines of the islands.

Los Angeles from the Mountains to the Sea, USA

December 7th, 2008 Category: Snapshots

Los Angeles from the mountains to the sea - November 29th, 2008

Los Angeles from the mountains to the sea - November 29th, 2008

This image shows two of the mountains ranges surrounding the Los Angeles Basin and the city of Los Angeles.

At the top of the image a small part of the San Gabriel Mountains are visible, as is the western section of the Santa Ana Mountains, on the right.

Moving south, the San Pedro Bay and the Pacific Ocean can be seen. By opening the full image it is possible to observe an interesting effect visible only by radar: the sea surface imprint of the clouds above, caused by the winds and variations in atmospheric pressure.

The full image also shows the grid pattern of Los Angeles’ streets; mainthoroughfares are seen as thicker black lines whereas smaller streets appear dark grey.

The port area appears bright white. Just offshore, a lot of ships are visible as white dots.

Fire in Southern California – November 17th, 2008

November 17th, 2008 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Fire in Southern California - November 16th, 2008

Fire in Southern California - November 16th, 2008

Fire in Southern California - November 15th, 2008

Detail1: Fire in Southern California - November 15th, 2008

In the main image we can see a fire burning in Southern California, in Sylmar (near Los Angeles).

The smoke is blowing out into the Pacific Ocean, partially obscuring the some of the Channel Islands (Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and San Miguel).

The Sylmar wildfire, caused by strong Santa Ana winds and near-record temperatures and dryness, has burned over 8,000 acres outside Los Angeles.

Over 10,000 people have been asked to evacuate, and some major roads have been closed. Five hundred mobile homes, nine single-family houses and ten commercial buildings were destroyed by the fire and 15 more structures were damaged.

Fire in Southern California - November 16th, 2008

Detail2: Fire in Southern California - November 16th, 2008

The two image details allow us to compare the state of the fire on the 15th of November (first image) and the 16th of November (second image).

In the second image we can also observe another smaller fire further south.

source Bloomberg