NASA Photo ID: STS040-75-003       File Name: 10064362.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 06/14/91
  Title: Canary Island Group and von Karman Cloud Vortices.
  Description:
  Tis image shows a part of the Canary Island Group (28.0N, 16.0W) located 
  just west of the NW coast of Africa.  Low level stratus clouds often form 
  here and become trapped in vertical movement because of an overlaying 
  temperature inversion.  The islands create a disturbance in the wind flow, 
  generally from the north or northeast, that create distinctive cloud swirls
  known as von Karman Cloud Vortices on the downstream side of the island.                
  
  Subject terms:
  CANARY ISLANDS                          
  CLOUDS                                  
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  ISLANDS                                 
  STS-40                                  
  VON KARMAN EQUATION                     
  VORTICES                                
  

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