The View from 800 Kilometers ~Circular Polar Orbit
About the image: A global view of the surface winds over the oceans. The white arrows trace out the direction of the wind. The color coding indicates the speed: blue represents the lowest values and yellow the highest. Over 100,000 measurements over a 12 hour period went into the construction of this global view by Seasat. The Seasat mission was short but it revolutionized our understanding of the wind pattern over the oceans.