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Wind-Driven Turbidity

Wind-Driven Turbidity

Winds associated with a strong cold front that moved across southern Florida on January 7, 2017 whipped up the waves in Florida Bay causing widespread resuspension of bottom sediments. The resulting increase in water turbidity is visible in an Aqua/MODIS scene collected the following day. Higher turbidity is also evident over the Bahama Banks and in Cuba's Golfo de Batabanó. A Terra/MODIS image collected on January 2, 2017 shows lower turbidity before the passage of the front.


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