Earth From Space: Two Years of Waves Dancing

By Robinson Meyer
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NASA

This is a map of waves dancing.

Not a photograph, but a visualization, this image depicts surface ocean currents Kuroshio Current from June 2005 to December 2007. The Kuroshio Current functions in the North Pacific as the Gulf Stream works in the Atlantic, one of the five great oceanic gyres.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/08/earth-from-space-two-years-of-waves-dancing/260590/