Von Karman Vortices over Broutona
March 16, 2003
These Von Karman vortices formed over the islands of Broutona, Chirpoy, and Brat Chirpoyev (“Chirpoy’s Brother”), all part of the Kuril Islands chain between Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula and Japan. This image was acquired by the Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on May 6, 2000.
Topics: Aerodynamics, Thematic Mapper, Fluid dynamics, Chirpoy, Kármán vortex street, Landsat 7, Vortex, Landsat program, Kuril islands, Kamchatka Peninsula