Von Karman Vortices

Earth As Art image Von Karman Vortices

Detailed Description

As air flows over and around objects in its path, spiraling eddies, known as Von Karman vortices, may form. The vortices in this image were created when prevailing winds sweeping east across the northern Pacific Ocean encountered Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

  • Collection: Earth as Art 2
  • Source: Landsat 7
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Details

Image Dimensions: 7904 x 8512

Date Taken:

Location Taken: AK, US