Western Boundary Currents
Pictured above is the East Coast of the United States,
in grey, with the Gulf Stream, in yellow and orange, revealed through
Sea Surface Temperature data (SST), made from the data derived from the
MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite. In this image, blue represents
the coldest temperatures (between 1-10 °C) and orange and yellow represent
the warmest temperatures (between 19-30°C). The Gulf Stream is easily
visible as the warmest water in the image.
Credit: Image provided by Norman Kuring, NASA/GSFC.