NASA Photo ID: STS054-95-042       File Name: 10065479.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 01/19/93
  Title: Equatorial Wave Line, Pacific Ocean
  Description:
  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.                  
  
  Subject terms:
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  OCEAN CURRENTS                          
  OCEANS                                  
  PACIFIC OCEAN                           
  STS-54                                  
  

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