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Hurricane Dorian Sediment Transport

When Hurricane Dorian passed over the Bahamas and along the southeastern United States coastline, its waves resuspended large quantities of sea-floor sediment which give the ocean a milky, aquamarine appearance in the above composite of VIIRS data collected on September 7, 2019. The browner hues closer to the U.S. shore come from runoff generated by the heavy rainfall of the hurricane.

Click on the above image to download a larger version. Two orbits of the Suomi-NPP spacecraft and three orbits of the NOAA-20 spacecraft provided the VIIRS data used in the larger image.


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