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Hurricane Kirk (11L) Moving Northeastward at 25 Knots

41.1N 47.5W

September 2nd, 2012 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Kirk (11L) – September 1st, 2012

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Track of Hurricane Kirk (11L) - September 1st, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 11L

As of 5 p.m. AST (2100 UTC) September 1,  Hurricane Kirk (11L) is located within 30 nautical miles of 39.5°N 44.3°W, about 665 mi (1070 km) SE of Cape Race, Newfoundland; about 935 mi (1505 km) WNW of The Azores.

Maximum sustained winds are 55 knots (65 mph, 100 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 997 mbar (hPa; 29.44 InHg), and the system is moving northeast at 25 kt (29 mph, 46 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km) from the center of Kirk.

Low Pressure System East of Newfoundland, Canada

45.7N 52.2W

July 26th, 2012 Category: Clouds

Low Pressure System – July 25th, 2012

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Track of Low Pressure System - July 25th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Low Pressure System

Thunderstorm activity has diminished in association with a non-tropical low pressure system located about 230 miles east of Cape Race, Newfoundland. The low is now moving rapidly north-northeastward at 30 to 35 mph over cold waters, and development is not expected. This system has a low chance (near 0 percent) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.

Electric Blue Phytoplankton Bloom Southwest of Newfoundland, Canada

45.9N 52.9W

July 24th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Canada – July 23rd, 2012

An electric blue spring phytoplankton bloom lights up the waters southeasts of the coast of Newfoundland in the lower right quadrant of this image. Phytoplankton blooms are common in the North Atlantic, particularly in the spring and summer. Such blooms are triggered by the greater availability of light during the longer spring and summer days, as well as nutrients mixing into surface water as it warms.

Electric Blue Phytoplankton East of Newfoundland, Canada

47.2N 51.4W

July 17th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Canada – July 12th, 2012

A bright blue phytoplankton bloom hangs in the waters off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada (left edge). Ocean currents carry the concentrated, tiny organisms towards the south and southeast, created swirled patterns towards the bottom of the image. A previous image of the bloom can be observed here.

Phytoplankton Blooms East and West of Newfoundland, Canada

48.1N 56.4W

July 13th, 2012 Category: Phytoplankton

Canada – July 11th, 2012

Two phytoplankton blooms can be seen off the coast of Canada, near Newfoundland. The first is a more intense, electric blue bloom southeast of the island, near the right edge, in the Atlantic Ocean. The second is a fainter bloom west of Newfoundland and north of Cape Breton Island, near the left edge, in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.