NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

MODIS / Aqua NIR-SWIR Ocean Color Products

The MODIS/Aqua NIR-SWIR ocean color products are derived by using the shortwave infrared (SWIR)-based atmospheric correction algorithm developed by the NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR). The products include chlorophyll concentration, remote sensing reflectance at 667 nm, water attenuation coefficient at 490 nm over 12 CoastWatch Regions-of-Interest, i.e., Northeast (NE), Southeast (SE), Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Caribbean (CB), West Coast (WC), Alaska (AK), East Tropical Pacific (EP), Equatorial Atlantic (EA), Great Lakes (GL), Hawaii (HI), North Atlantic (NA), and Pacific Basin (PB).

Chlorophyll concentration provides an estimate of the live phytoplankton biomass in the surface layer. It is also referred to as the amount of the green pigment chlorophyll. The chlorophyll anomaly is generated when today's chlorophyll concentration data is compared to the bi-monthly mean. A positive anomaly indicates new algal growth. Bi-monthly mean values are averages calculated over 61 days.

Daily Mean (w/Granules)  |  Anomaly  |  Bimonthly Mean

Chlorophyll Concentration (Chl-a): Anomaly
Region
01/30/2015
01/29/2015
01/28/2015
Northeast (NE)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2015029
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2015028
Southeast (SE)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2015029
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2015028
Gulf of Mexico (GM) Albers Projection
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2015029
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2015028
Gulf of Mexico (GM) Mercator Projection
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2015029
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2015028
Carribbean (CB)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2015029
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2015028
West Coast (WC)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2015029
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2015028
Alaska (AK)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2015029
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2015028
East Tropical Pacific (EP)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2015029
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2015028
Equatorial Atlantic (EA)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2015029
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2015028
Great Lakes (GL)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2015029
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2015028
Hawaii (HI)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2015029
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2015028
North Atlantic (NA)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2015029
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2015028
Pacific Basin (PB)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2015029
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2015028
Chesapeake Bay (CY)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2015029
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2015028