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Feb 05, 2016

As rainwater washes off the land into coastal waters, it often transports sediments and can stir up bottom sediments on the coast. This process can create murky conditions knows as “turbidity,” which can be measured by the VIIRS sensor on the Suomi NPP satellite. This set of images shows how the Blizzard of January 2016 affected the turbidity of East Coast waters. The image on the left was captured before the storm (January 11), the middle image shows the day after the storm passed over the East Coast (January 24), and the image on the righ...

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