The runoff as it interacts with ocean currents, from the damaging heavy rains fell on South Carolina in the southeastern United States at the beginning of October 2015.
Much of that water had, by mid-October, flowed into the Atlantic Ocean bringing with it heavy loads of sediment, nutrients, and dissolved organic material.
The above image, is from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on NASA-NOAA‘s Suomi NPP satellite. Credit: NASA/Goddard/SuomiNPP/VIIRS via NASA’s OceanColor
Suomi NPP, launched on Oct. 28, 2011, represents a critical first step in building the next-generation Earth-observing satellite system that will collect data on long-term climate change and short-term weather conditions.