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Chlorophyll Concentrations in Spring

The team will use the data collected on this investigation to ground-truth satellite observations of ocean color (seen here in this composite image of average chlorophyll concentrations in Spring, 1998 to 2004.
Credit: NASA. Download this image (JPG, 65.8 KB).
[18-Oct-16] This image shows average ocean chlorophyll concentrations (light green) during spring in the northern hemisphere using 1998-2004 data. It represents the distribution and abundance of phytoplankton. These data show the characteristic bloom of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic. While the magnitude, spatial extent and duration of the bloom depends on a variety of environmental conditions, the annual event can be observed by satellite.