Browse the entire global ocean color, sea surface temperature and sea surface salinity data sets for many parameters and time periods and download PNG images or digital data in HDF format.
Access to the complete data archive. Retrieval of data in bulk is possible.
Ocean Net Primary Productivity data products derived from MODIS and/or SeaWiFS data available from Oregon State University.
An easy-to-use, Web-based interface for the visualization and analysis of Earth Science data provided by the GES DISC DAAC.
This project creates a variety of established and new ocean color products for evaluation as candidates to become Earth Science Data Records.
A comprehensive image analysis package for the processing, display, analysis, and quality control of ocean color data.
An archive of in situ oceanographic and atmospheric data for use in algorithm development and satellite data product validation.
Benguela Current Features
Recent MODIS data from the Benguela Current region off the coast of Namibia include linear, yellowish features such as are shown in the above image collected on April 10, 2014. If any seafarer in the area knows what these are, we would also be curious to know. Perhaps these are associated with sulfur precipitation events that have been described in this area; perhaps these are phytoplankton blooms; perhaps there is some connection with the wind-borne dust seen in other parts of the larger image.
Click on the above image for a broader view of the southwest African coast, or download the full-resolution (20 megabyte) image.