Earth  ID: 10738

End of SeaWiFS

After 13 years of service, researchers are no longer able to communicate with SeaWiFS. This extremely important instrument, which gave scientists data on ocean color, filled in a vital information gap. Subtle changes in ocean color signify various types and quantities of marine phytoplankton (microscopic marine plants), the knowledge of which has both scientific and practical applications.
 

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Credits

Brooke Harris (UMBC): Video Editor
Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Brooke Harris (UMBC): Producer
Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Videographer
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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Data Used:
SeaStar/SeaWiFS
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
Credit:
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 (NOTE: In January 2013, DigitalGlobe and GeoEye combined to become one DigitalGlobe.).
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

This item is part of these series:
SeaWiFS
Narrated Movies

Goddard TV Tape:
G2011-025 -- End of SeaWiFS

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
SVS >> Phytoplankton
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Optics >> Ocean Color
DLESE >> Narrated
SVS >> SeaWiFS
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0