30 Nov '14, 3pm

Cloud Wakes behind Amsterdam Island #NASA

Cloud Wakes behind Amsterdam Island #NASA

More than 3,000 kilometers (2,000 miles) away from any continent, tiny Amsterdam Island pokes out from the southern Indian Ocean at a point that puts it between Africa, South America, and Antarctica. The product of a basaltic volcano that was last active about 200,000 to 400,000 years ago, the highest part of the elliptical island reaches an elevation of 867 meters (2,844 feet). As seen in this natural-color satellite image, that was high enough to disrupt the clouds flowing around it. The image was acquired by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 on November 2, 2014. It features mountain-wave clouds flowing in a southeasterly direction on the lee side of Amsterdam Island. Part of the island is visible on the far left of the image. Note that the image has been rotated slightly. Wave clouds can form when stable air flows over a raised land form. In this case, the ...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 02 Dec '14, 8pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 Nov '14, 12am

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