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(SeaWiFS mission ended December 2010)
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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.
Phytoplankton in the Sea of Marmara
Aqua-MODIS recorded faint golden-colored filamentous features in the Sea of Marmara on April 27th, 2013. Features such as these have been identified in other satellite images as possible Trichodesmium blooms. Those cyanobacteria are not known to be native to the region, but a recent report lists the species as being present as an alien in the neighboring Aegean Sea.
Note that information from the field now indicates that these are blooms of Noctiluca scintillans, a dinoflagellate.
Clicking on the above image will get you a larger view of the region including the western Black Sea with prominant plumes of sediment laden water emerging from the Danube River delta.