Sunglint Patterns: Unusual Dark Patches

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Science  26 Sep 1969:
Vol. 165, Issue 3900, pp. 1360-1362
DOI: 10.1126/science.165.3900.1360


Anomalous dark areas in sunglint patterns are occasionally seen in photographs taken by the Applications Technology Sattellte. These dark areas appear to be caused by relatively calm surface conditions against a background of higher sea states. Evidence of cold water temperatures suggest the presence of upwelling. These sightings may thus be of importance to the fishing industry.

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