Gallery of Awesome World Views Brought to You by Orbiting Satellites

Seasat Program

The View from 800 Kilometers ~Circular Polar Orbit

About the image: A global view of the surface winds over the oceans. The white arrows trace out the direction of the wind. The color coding indicates the speed: blue represents the lowest values and yellow the highest. Over 100,000 measurements over a 12 hour period went into the construction of this global view by Seasat. The Seasat mission was short but it revolutionized our understanding of the wind pattern over the oceans.
Image Credits: Images courtesy of the NASA
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