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Painting with Islands and Sunglint
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Painting with Islands and Sunglint

The combination of sunlight, islands, and wind painted this scene on the surface of the Caribbean Sea.

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Sunglint on the Aegean and Mediterranean
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Sunglint on the Aegean and Mediterranean

Light reflecting off the waters around Crete indicates a smooth, mirror-like surface.

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Malé Atoll, Maldive Islands, Indian Ocean
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Malé Atoll, Maldive Islands, Indian Ocean

This detailed astronaut photograph features surface currents illuminated by mirror-like reflections of sunlight off the waters around the Malée Atoll in the Maldive Islands.

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The Science of Sunglint
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The Science of Sunglint

In addition to posing scientific challenges and opportunities, sunglint makes for some spectacular satellite images.

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Ocean Revealed
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Ocean Revealed

Sunglint shows textures and patterns on the surface of the ocean that would otherwise be invisible.

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Gravity Waves and Sunglint, Lake Superior
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Gravity Waves and Sunglint, Lake Superior

This astronaut view of blending air masses, wind fields, and light reflections is a combination of beauty and of insight about the environment.

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Waves by Air and Sea
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Waves by Air and Sea

When an eastward flow of air hit the Balleny Islands, it formed a wave pattern in the clouds and on the ocean surface.

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Global Ocean Wind Energy Potential
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Global Ocean Wind Energy Potential

Wind energy has the potential to provide 10 to 15 percent of the world’s future energy, according to Paul Dimotakis, chief technologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Making Waves in Marlborough Sounds
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Making Waves in Marlborough Sounds

Strong tidal currents, changes in the sea floor, and winds funneling through Cook Strait stir complicated flow patterns off of New Zealand’s South Island.

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Hawaiian Islands
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Hawaiian Islands

Winds ruffling the water surface around the Hawaiian Islands create varying patterns, leaving some areas calmer than others. On the leeward sides of the islands, calmer waters show up as brighter silver coloration. Conversely, most vegetation grows on the windward sides.

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El Niño’s Shifting Winds
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El Niño’s Shifting Winds

A NASA scatterometer observes how winds shifted over the Pacific Ocean during one of the strongest El Niños on record.

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