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Equatorial Wave Line, Pacific Ocean
NIX Online Source: Click to View Photo/Image
Abstract: This Equatorial Wave Line (2.0 N, 102.5W) seen in the Pacific Ocean is of great interest to oceanographers because of the twice annual upwelling of the oceans nutrients. As a result of nearly constant easterly winds, cool nutrient rich water wells up at the equator. The long narrow line is an equatorial front or boundry between warm surface equatorial water and cool recently upwelled water as the intermix of nutrients takes place.
Publication Date: Jan 19, 1993
NIX (Document) ID:
STS054-95-042
(Acquired Aug 02, 2006)
Document Type: Photograph
Publication Information: JSC Digital Image Collection - NASA JSC
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