NASA's OceanColor Web is supported by the Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Our responsibilities include the collection, processing, calibration, validation, archive and distribution of ocean-related products from a large number of operational, satellite-based remote-sensing missions providing ocean color, sea surface temperature and sea surface salinity data to the international research community since 1996.

Ocean Color Feature

Labrador Sea

Eddies such as those shown above may be transporting melt water from the Greenland ice sheet into the central Labrador Sea. In this way they may play some part in controlling the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation.

The above VIIRS image was collected on June 23, 2016. Click on it to download a larger version.