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.
Barents Sea Bloom Transition
Recent work suggests that diatoms predominate during May in the Barents Sea while coccolithophores bloom in August. The above MODIS scene, collected on July 10, 2014, may show those arctic waters in transition between greener diatom-dominated and milkier coccolithophore-dominated waters.
Ocean colors in the above image represent remote-sensing reflectance in the red, green, and blue portions of the spectrum. Green and blue reflectances have been scaled the same way, but the red reflectance has been scaled brighter to accentuate differences in this relatively dark portion of the spectrum. (Note that positive identification of phytoplankton species is not possible from these data alone; sea-surface sampling would be required for that.)
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