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CLASSIC CZCS SCENES

Ocean color data provide an incomparable view of the changeable patterns of biological activity in the marine realm. These data also indicate how, and where, physical processes interact with the biological communities of the ocean, particularly the minute plants (phytoplankton) that produce organic carbon by photosynthesis. The images below are some of the most striking examples of ocean color data obtained by remote sensing from space, and they will be used in the following sections to illustrate discussions of selected biological and physical oceanic phenomena.

 

Note: Classic CZCS scenes is written as a tutorial. If you are unfamiliar with CZCS data, ocean color, and oceanography, it is best to read though it sequentially, starting with Chapter 1: Interactions of ocean currents and biology around Tasmania.

 

Index of the scenes

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Chapter 1:
Tasmania
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Chapter 2:
Southwest
Africa
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Chapter 3:
Galapagos
Islands
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Chapter 4:
Arabian
Sea
 
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Chapter 5:
Orinoco
Delta
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Chapter 6:
Gulf Stream
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Chapter 7:
Gulf Stream
Rings
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Chapter 8:
Long Island
 
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Chapter 9:
Agulhas
Current
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Chapter 10:
River Plumes
and Estuaries
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Chapter 11:
From Radiation
to Imagery
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Chapter 12:
Plankton Blooms
 

References and related sites.

Location of the scenes

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