|Local Winds: Oceanography from the Space Shuttle|
The major wind systems of the earth determine much of the large scale oceanography with which we are familiar. The local winds modify the ocean and the overlying atmosphere on a minute-to-minute and day-to-day basis. This site consists of imagery of different types of local winds taken by the Space Shuttle. It also features text descriptions of local winds such as katabatic winds in Europe, the harmattan in Africa, and the most common type, diurnal sea breezes.
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2840
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Contributor: Becky Farr
NASA GSFC DAAC