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The Turbulent North Atlantic

The Turbulent North Atlantic

The relatively laminar flow of the Gulf Stream slices across what is otherwise a fairly turbulent western North Atlantic Ocean in the above VIIRS image collected on March 9, 2016. If you click on the above image you will see (around clouds and sun glint) that the turbulence — made visible by the pigmented phytoplankton it entrains — extends across the whole North American Basin from Anegada to Bermuda to Cape Cod.


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