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Northeast Coast, Hokkaido, Japan

1992-04-02

NASA

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Washington, DC, United States

The northeast coast of Hokkaido and Kunashir Island, Japan (44.0N, 143.0E) are seen bordered by drifting sea ice. The sea ice has formed a complex pattern of eddies in response to surface water currents and winds. Photos of this kind aid researchers in describing local ocean current patterns and the effects of wind speed and direction on the drift of surface material, such as ice floes or oil. Kunashir is the southernmost of the Kuril Islands.

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  • Title: Northeast Coast, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Date Created: 1992-04-02
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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