Equatorial Atlantic (2)

Equatorial Atlantic (2)

51G-46-069 (100 mm)
Flight 51G; 2.8N, 29.4W, 12:51:19 GMT, 19 June 1985

In addition to being located near current shears, suloys are also lines in the ocean's surface along which a convergence takes place. An excellent suloy convergence was observed by the crew of the Discovery as they orbited over the tropical Atlantic Ocean some 1,000 kilometers north of Recife, Brazil. The remnants of a stern-wake discharge were following the configuration of the suloy and being drawn into the converging waters at one end.

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