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Solway Firth

The incoming tide stirs up sea-floor sediments in Solway Firth (between Scotland and England) on the morning of October 2nd, 2019. Individual sediment plumes can be seen streaming from the turbine towers of the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm. Darker, CDOM-laden river waters flow into the firth forming sometimes abrupt color changes where they meet the Irish Sea waters. Lines of foam and other detritus can be seen in the image where the water masses meet.

The above image was collected by Landsat 8. Click on it to get a larger version with a locator map.


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