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September 17, 2015:  Between 1998 and 2004, the Ocean Color Science Focus! series highlighted scientific phenomena, noteworthy events, and remarkable images that have been observed by NASA ocean color sensors.  The Science Focus! Web pages have now been updated (working links) and converted to PDF articles, which are hosted by the OB.DAAC (oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov) These articles display a variety of images, and feature presentations discussing the underlying scientific principles that create, or are illustrated, by the observed phenomena. References and links are provided on pages that can initiate further investigation of the phenomena or topics that are presented on the page.

Next to each title below is a link to the color background ("Color") and white background ("Print") PDF versions of the articles on the OB.DAAC site.  This page will remain in place through the end of 2015 as a transitional period. 

Volume I:

SeaWiFS Observes Transport of Asian Dust over the Pacific Ocean
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The Charleston Bump - Making Waves in the Gulf Stream
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A Clear Day Over the Agulhas Retroflection
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The North Atlantic Bloom
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Convergence Zones: Where the Action Is
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Volume II:

SeaWiFS Views Volcanoes
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Various Views of Von Karman Vortices
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Dust to Dust
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Creeping Dead Zones
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SOIREE: A Phytoplankton Party in the Southern Ocean
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Volume III:

More Than Meets the Eye
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Ethiopia, the Red Sea, and the Nile River
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SeaWiFS and Global Warming
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The Bering Sea: Seasons and Cycles of Change
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Turbidity - Through a Water Column, Darkly
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Volume IV:

Fluorescence - That Healthy Glow
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O-Three, Can You See?
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A Bloom By Any Other Name... Might Never Be a Bloom At All
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Ancient Seas, Modern Images
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It's Not Easy Being Normal
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Volume V:

Sedimentia
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The Papagayo Wind
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SeaWiFS Views Volcanoes: Part 2
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The Ras Al Hadd Jet: Stirring the Arabian Sea
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An Enlightened View of Calcite in the Ocean with MODIS
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Volume VI:

Sea of Marmara: Where Ancient Myth and Modern Science Mix
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South Georgia: A View Through the Clouds
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Springtime in the Maritimes, and Ghosts of the Past
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Bad Bloom Rising
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The Low Zone
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Volume VII:

Oh Black Water, Keep on Rollin'
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After the SOIREE: Testing the Limits of Iron Fertilization
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State of (Re)Suspense
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The Blue, the Bluer, and the Bluest Ocean
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A Very Cold Warm-Core Eddy in the Southern Ocean
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