Earth  ID: 2955

Isabel's Phytoplankton Trail with GOES

As Hurricane Isabel passed over the Atlantic it left a trail of phytoplankton near the ocean surface. The GOES data in this animation tracks the progression of the hurricane in 6 hour increments, while the underlying SeaWiFS data shows the chlorophyll trail on September 13th and September 18th, 2003. 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
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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 (NOTE: In January 2013, DigitalGlobe and GeoEye combined to become DigitalGlobe).

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Data Used:
SeaStar/SeaWiFS
2003/09/13-2003/09/18
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.).
GOES-12
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 >> GOES
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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