Internal Waves in the Andaman Sea • Earth.com

Last update: June 27th, 2019 at 5:00 am

South of Myanmar (top center) sunglint brightens the Andaman Sea, highlighting the presence of internal waves–waves that move along underwater at the boundary between two ocean layers of different densities. The evidence of these very large waves is the presence of parallel rows of arcing lines scattered throughout the length of the image in the sunglint region in the image center. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image was captured by the Aqua satellite on April 17, 2003.

Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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