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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
12/02/2016
12/01/2016
11/30/2016
Northeast (NE)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2016336
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2016335
Southeast (SE)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2016336
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2016335
Gulf of Mexico (GM) Albers Projection
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2016336
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2016335
Gulf of Mexico (GM) Mercator Projection
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2016336
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2016335
Carribbean (CB)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2016336
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2016335
West Coast (WC)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2016336
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2016335
Alaska (AK)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2016336
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2016335
East Tropical Pacific (EP)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2016336
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2016335
Equatorial Atlantic (EA)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2016336
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2016335
Great Lakes (GL)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2016336
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2016335
Hawaii (HI)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2016336
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2016335
North Atlantic (NA)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2016336
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2016335
Pacific Basin (PB)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2016336
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2016335
Chesapeake Bay (CY)
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 0
  
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 1
2016336
PdailyModisAquaSwirNirChlAAnom Day 2
2016335
Okeanos Ocean Color Products
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