Ship-Wave-Shape Wave Clouds Induced By South Sandwich Islands • Earth.com

Last update: June 1st, 2020 at 3:07 pm

The air ripples around the South Sandwich Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, forming wakes in the clouds. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of the ship-wave-shape wave clouds on April 14, 2004.

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

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