Internal Waves
Eastern Meditteranean

Internal Waves, Eastern Meditteranean

S17-120-51 (Linhof 90mm)
Flight 41G; 37N, 25.5E, 6 Oct 1984

Internal waves in the Mediterranean Sea are intriguing because there are insufficient tides to produce any forcing function. Yet they exist, probably more from wind forces than any other action.
    Such was the case, no doubt, when the Challenger crossed the eastern Mediterranean Sea early in its mission. The panoramic view over Turkey was caught well by the Linhof camera, showing not only the internal waves on either side of Crete, but the great dust pall spreading north from Libya over the Mediterranean, lonian, and Aegean seas, and Greece.

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