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Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Atmospheric Frontal Wave

21. Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Atmospheric Frontal Wave

This view of the same scene as slide #20, taken with the 250-mm lens, features the Sun glitter discontinuity along the atmospheric front. Sun glitter is reflected differently off the ocean surface to the left of the frame, where wind action makes the surface choppy, than the smoother, calmer surface to the right. Further confirmation that this is indeed an atmospheric rather than an ocean current phenomenon is provided by ship wakes cutting across the discontinuity.

STS-41G, October 1984. Picture #17-38-055

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