Photo of the Week: Sea ice and cloud streets in the Pacific's Sea of Okhotsk

Wed Feb 10, 2016 at 03:41 PM

Sea of Okhotsk

Image Credit: NASA image courtesy LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of cloud streets and sea ice in the Asian Sea of Okhotsk on Feb. 8, 2016.

NASA explains that cloud streets are "long parallel bands of cumulus clouds that form when cold air blows over warmer waters and a warmer air layer (temperature inversion) rests over the top of both."

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