SeaWiFS: Sediment Plumes off the Coast of Chile

SeaWiFS: Sediment Plumes off the Coast of Chile
  • Credit:

    Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

Plumes of river outflow are visible in this SeaWiFS image of central Chile. The sediment-laden plumes extend out about 70 kilometers into the Pacific Ocean, boosting phytoplankton production as they go. The snow-covered Andes are visible along the right side of the image. The capital city of Santiago is the grayish splotch west of the Andes at around 33.5 degrees south.

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  • Data Date:

    June 17, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    June 17, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
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