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SeaWiFS Gulf of Mexico Eastern U.S. Fly-by

The Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) satellite was launched in August 1997 to collect global ocean color data. Ocean color traces the concentration of phytoplankton, microscopic plants that are the first link in the marine food web. SeaWiFS scientists also developed a way of observing land vegetation with the satellite. This 'true color' visualization of eastern North America supplies a realistic and penetrating view of sea, land, and atmosphere in early April 1998.

Visualization Credits

Jesse Allen (Raytheon): Lead 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/Global Biosphere 1998/04/12
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Images of Earth and Space

DLESE >> Physical geography
GCMD >> Location >> Gulf Of Mexico
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