Figure 2:

True-color Terra MODIS (moderate resolution imaging spectrometer) image from May 27, 2003 reveals wind patterns around the Main Hawaiian Islands that create surface waves.

The calmest waters are seen in the brightest silver gradient, like the leeward southwest shores of Hawaiʻi and Maui. Image credit: © Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team NASA/GSFC (NASA, Visible Earth 2003).

© De Gruyter