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Cloud Streets in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska
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Cloud Streets in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska

April 3, 2013
Cloud streets streak across the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image. Over the ocean, clouds will often become aligned with the direction of a low-level wind, producing parallel rows, or streets, of clouds. The Aleutian Islands interrupt the airflow, leaving a sort of wake as can be seen on the right edge of the image. The Aqua satellite captured this true-color image on March 14, 2003. Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC


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