NASA Photo ID: STS066-89-014       File Name: 20177146.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 11/14/94
  Title: Heard Island
  Description:
  As the air blows over the tops of the mountain peaks, seen here in the
  clear region, the direction of the air flow is disturbed. These
  disturbances in the flow pattern are generally small circular eddies with
  one circulating in a clockwise direction and the next in the reverse
  direction. The wind here has caused the shallow cloud cover to change
  accordingly. These eddies are commonly called von Karmen Vortices.
  Subject terms:
  AIR FLOW                                
  ANTARCTIC REGIONS                       
  ATLANTIS (ORBITER)                      
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  ISLANDS                                 
  STS-66                                  
  VORTICES                                
  

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