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San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay

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ISS004-E-10288 --- This view featuring the San Francisco Bay Area was photographed by an Expedition 4 crewmember onboard the International Space Station. The gray urban footprint of San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and their surrounding suburbs contrasts strongly with the green hillsides. Pacific Ocean water patterns are highlighted in the sun glint. Sets of internal waves traveling east impinge on the coastline south of San Francisco. At the same time, fresher bay water flows out from the bay beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, creating a large plume traveling westward. Tidal current channels suggest the tidal flow deep in the bay. Image credit: NASA

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