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eddies in Weddell Sea Sea Eddies
Two large ocean circulation features, called eddies, are at the northernmost edge of the sea ice pack (seen in green) in the Weddell Sea. The eddy processes in the Antarctic region play an important role in the circulation of the global ocean and the transportation of heat toward the pole.

The image was produced by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar on Space Shuttle Endeavour.

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