Ocean Color Feature
Large quantities of smoke from several destructive fires in California obscure the Pacific Ocean to the southwest of that state in the above 11 November 2018 Suomi-NPP/VIIRS composite. Fueled by drought conditions and strong winds, such fires could become more common as our planet continues to warm in response to our heavy dependence on greenhouse-gas-producing fossil fuels.
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Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center (OB.DAAC)
The OBPG serves as a DAAC for satellite ocean biology data produced or collected under NASA EOSDIS, including those from historical missions and partner space organizations. OB.DAAC is a member of the ICSU World Data System.
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.
Field Support Group
The OBPG maintains a Field Support Group that collects in situ data, engages in community measurement protocols activities, and hosts an HPLC phytoplankton pigment processing facility.