Patagonian Shelf Bloom

SeaWiFS collected another clear view of the ocean east of Argentina on November 27, 2001. This area is known for its turbulent current patterns which stretch plankton communities into long curving ribbons.
Source: Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

Por Carlos Solís
Saudi Arabia and Dust Over Persian Gulf

SeaWiFS collected this view of the Arabian Peninsula and of dust blowing across the Persian Gulf.
Source: Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

Por Carlos Solís
Croatia (before floods)

Inky black splotches along Croatia’s Sava River show where the river has expanded in a springtime flood. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite recorded the floods on March 29, 2004. The region had recently been inundated with heavy rains, which undoubtedly were partially responsible for the floods. However, a Terra MODIS image taken on March 18, hints that melting snow also contributed to the rising waters. On March 18, snow, shown in light blue in the false-color scenes, covered the Dinaric Alps along the Adriatic Sea. By March 29, most of the snow was gone.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Carlos Solís