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Ocean Color Feature
Why Ocean Color from Space?
Winds, tides, and density differences constantly stir the oceans while phytoplankton continually grow and die. Without orbiting radiometers we would be unable to track this variability over time and would have a much poorer understanding of ocean processes that are critical to our survival.
The composite below comprises data collected by Suomi-NPP/VIIRS on April 9, 2015. A larger (6.5 megabyte) version is also available.
SeaDAS is an image analysis package for the processing and display of satellite ocean color data.
SeaBASS is a repository of in situ oceanographic data to support algorithm development and satellite data product validation activities.
The OBPG serves as a Distributed Active Archive Center for satellite ocean biology data produced or collected under NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System, including those from historical missions and partner space organizations.