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.
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Satellite Imagery comes from: NASA MSFC Earth Sciences Office