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Global Rotation of SeaWiFS Biosphere Decadal Average with Land

The SeaWiFS instrument aboard the Seastar satellite has been collecting ocean data since 1997. By monitoring the color of reflected light via satellite, scientists can determine how successfully plant life is photosynthesizing. A measurement of photosynthesis is essentially a measurement of successful growth, and growth means successful use of ambient carbon. This animation shows an average of 10 years worth of SeaWiFS data. Dark blue represents warmer areas where there tends to be a lack of nutrients, and greens and reds represent cooler nutrient-rich areas which support life. The nutrient-rich areas include coastal regions where cold water rises from the sea floor bringing nutrients along and areas at the mouths of rivers where the rivers have brought nutrients into the ocean from the land.
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This animation depicts the 10-year average from 1997 to 2007 of SeaWiFS ocean chlorophyll concentration and land Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data on a rotating globe.    This animation depicts the 10-year average from 1997 to 2007 of SeaWiFS ocean chlorophyll concentration and land Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data on a rotating globe.
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A print resolution picture of SeaWiFS global biosphere decadal average over Asia and Australia.    A print resolution picture of SeaWiFS global biosphere decadal average over Asia and Australia.

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A print resolution picture of SeaWiFS global biosphere decadal average over Africa and Europe.    A print resolution picture of SeaWiFS global biosphere decadal average over Africa and Europe.

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A print resolution picture of SeaWiFS global biosphere decadal average over the Americas.    A print resolution picture of SeaWiFS global biosphere decadal average over the Americas.

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A print resolution picture of SeaWiFS global biosphere decadal average over the Pacific Ocean.    A print resolution picture of SeaWiFS global biosphere decadal average over the Pacific Ocean.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3451
Animation Number:3451
Completed:2007-04-16
Animator:Alex Kekesi (GST) (Lead)
Scientists:Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC)
 Michael Behrenfeld (Oregon State University)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:SeaStar/SeaWiFS/Global Biosphere (08/29/1997 - 10/23/2006)
Data Collected:08/29/1997 - 10/23/2006
Series:Ocean Productivity
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye, Scientific Visualization Studio. NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye (http://www.geoeye.com).
 
Keywords:
DLESE >> Chemical oceanography
DLESE >> Environmental science
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Hydrology
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Vegetation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Microbiota >> Chlorophyll
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Microbiota Taxonomy >> Phytoplankton
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Plant Taxonomy >> Phytoplankton
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Vegetation >> Chlorophyll
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Vegetation >> Vegetation Index
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Water Quality/Water Chemistry >> Chlorophyll
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Chemistry >> Chlorophyll
SVS >> Copenhagen
 
 


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