Cur­rents in the Pent­land Firth

Currents in the Pentland Firth
Cur­rents in the Pent­land Firth
Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

Currents in the Pentland Firth

Be­tween the Scot­tish main­land and the Orkney is­land of South Ronald­say, the wa­ter flows at very high speed. The Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR) Ter­raSAR-X and Tan­DEM-X radar satel­lites make it pos­si­ble to iden­ti­fy and anal­yse these cur­rents from space.

Between the Scottish mainland and the Orkney island of South Ronaldsay, the water flows at very high speed. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X radar satellites make it possible to identify and analyse these currents from space.

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