Satellite Image of the Week: #6

This week’s satellite image was taken this afternoon over the North Atlantic. What I like about this photo is that it demonstrates the power of the Gulf Stream. Here, we have (presumably) cold air blowing off the Canadian coast and over the Gulf Stream. As this air advects over the warm ocean current, the bottom layer is modified, becoming both warmer and more humid. It begins to rise over the bulk of the cold air, forming the clouds in cloud streets shown in this image.

Thank you for reading this post!

Satellite Imagery comes from: NASA MSFC Earth Sciences Office


About highplainschasing

This blog is about my tales in storm chasing. My name is Seth Price and I am an instrumentation instructor at New Mexico Tech. My amateur radio call sign is N3MRA.
This entry was posted in Practicing Concepts, Satellite Imagery and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s