Earth  ID: 2954

Isabel's Phytoplankton Trail

SeaWiFS took the following images of Hurricane Isabel on September 13th and 18th of 2003 over the Atlantic Ocean. As the hurricane passes, it leaves behind a trail of plankton blooms, evident by the rapid change in chlorophyll amounts. The lighter blue areas in the hurricane's wake represent higher amounts of chlorophyll.

Visualization Credits

Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Animator
Marte Newcombe (GST): Animator
Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Elizabeth A. Smith (HTSI): Writer
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Data Used:
SeaStar/SeaWiFS 2003/09/13, 2003/09/18
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SeaWiFS Hurricanes

Keywords:
SVS >> Chlorophyll
SVS >> Isabel
SVS >> Phytoplankton
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Ecological Dynamics >> Photosynthesis
GCMD >> Location >> Atlantic Ocean
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Hurricanes >> Isabel
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

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http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/2004/0602hurricanebloom.html