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

Eddies in the Strait of Hormuz

The above view of phytoplankton-highlighted eddies in the Strait of Hormuz was collected by Landsat 8 on October 16, 2019. Musandam, Oman is on the left (west) and Iran is on the right (east). Click on the image to get a much larger (42 megabyte) version that includes part of the Gulf of Oman. Suomi-NPP/VIIRS collected a broader view of the region a few hours later.

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