Released on January 21, 1999
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.
Video slate image reads, "SeaWiFS Gulf of Mexico NOrth American East Coast Fly-by This true color visualization of Eastern North America supplies a realistic and penetrating view of sea, land and atmosphere in early April 1998".
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Data Used: SeaStar/SeaWiFS/Global Biosphere
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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 126.96.36.199.0