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): Bimonthly Mean
Region
Month A
Month B
Month C
Northeast (NE)
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 0
2014348
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 1
2014318
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 2
2014288
Southeast (SE)
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 0
2014348
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 1
2014318
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 2
2014288
Gulf of Mexico (GM) Albers Projection
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 0
2014348
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 1
2014318
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 2
2014288
Gulf of Mexico (GM) Mercator Projection
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 0
2014348
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 1
2014318
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 2
2014288
Carribbean (CB)
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 0
2014348
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 1
2014318
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 2
2014288
West Coast (WC)
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 0
2014348
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 1
2014318
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 2
2014288
Alaska (AK)
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 0
2014348
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 1
2014318
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 2
2014288
East Tropical Pacific (EP)
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 0
2014348
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 1
2014318
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 2
2014288
Equatorial Atlantic (EA)
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 0
2014348
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 1
2014318
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 2
2014288
Great Lakes (GL)
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 0
2014348
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 1
2014318
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 2
2014288
Hawaii (HI)
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 0
2014348
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 1
2014318
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 2
2014288
North Atlantic (NA)
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 0
2014348
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 1
2014318
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 2
2014288
Pacific Basin (PB)
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 0
2014348
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 1
2014318
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 2
2014288
Chesapeake Bay (CY)
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 0
2014348
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 1
2014318
PbiMonthModisAquaSwirNirChlA Day 2
2014288