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Low-chlorophyll Features

Low-chlorophyll Features

The dark streaks in the image above show up in VIIRS and MODIS data as low-chlorophyll features. Since this region is right at the edge of the Southern Ocean, one could speculate that the features might have something to do with icebergs that are too small to be detected by these particular sensors.

The above image was collected by VIIRS on November 7, 2015.