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

Iran Flood Runoff

Floodwaters from a weekend storm over southeastern Iran flow into the northern Arabian Sea on Monday, January 13, 2020. The suspended sediments carried by the runoff color the normally blue waters bright shades of tan and turquoise instead. Click on the above Landsat 8 image to get a larger version.

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