On the image: Kamchatka Region, Avacha Gulf, Russia
Image of the Week: Clouds over the Avacha Gulf
The image of the south-eastern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula was received on July 20, 2017 from SPOT 7 satellite.
Cloud cover over the Sarannaya and Vilyuchinskaya Bays of the Avacha Gulf of the Pacific Ocean can be seen on the image. The cloud boundary repeats the coastline.
«The territory of the Far East was under the influence of active cyclones on July 20, 2017, — says Ekaterina Zhdanova, meteorologist of the “SCANEX” company. — The center of one cyclone was located to the north of Khabarovsk, the center of another one — over the Ocean to the east of the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula. On the satellite image of the water area of the Avacha Gulf, above which the rear part of the cyclone was located, individual cells of cumulus and high-cumulus clouds are clearly visible as well as the fog located beneath them».
Vilyuchinsk volcano — an extinct stratovolcano with a height of 2175 m above sea level — can be seen in the left part of the image.
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