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The Ocean Color Web is the designated archive for ocean color data from NASA missions.  The Ocean Color Web also includes a MODIS-Aqua and MODIS-Terra sea surface temperature (SST) data product.   The Ocean Color Web is maintained by the Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG).

Ocean Color Web Data Access

The links below provide information on accessing ocean color data from the Ocean Color Web.


Ocean Color Data at the NASA GES DISC

The NASA GES DISC provides Giovanni visualization and analysis capabilities for data from the NASA SeaWiFS and MODIS-Aqua missions, including 8-day temporal resolution data products.  In addition, Giovanni provides access to the NASA Ocean Biogeochemistry Model (NOBM) daily and monthly data.  In the Water Quality data portal, both standard and evaluation NASA data products are available, and this portal will also host advanced chlorophyll a, euphotic depth, and total suspended sediments data at high spatial resolution for selected areas.

Giovanni: (click on the Ocean Portals tab)

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Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) Precipitation Est. (nighttime) and MODIS true-color data - an example of using data from multiple DAACs.  Data for 8/21/2016.
Aug 23, 2016 - Blink UX research will help the GES DISC improve the user experience

Study seeks GES DISC users for interviews and short survey

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A new data recipe will describe how to make multi-variable time-series plots with Giovanni output data.
Aug 04, 2016 - The Giovanni News Summer 2016 Issue is online

Issue includes first announcement of the 3rd Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop

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Saharan dust reaches South America in April 2008.  The MODIS aerosol optical depth data is visualized with a color palette available in Giovanni.
May 13, 2016 - The April 2016 issue of The Giovanni News is online

Giovanni 4.19, featured research papers, and sea cucumbers are discussed

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After successfully serving the Earth science community for several years, the Giovanni-3 system will be shutdown on March 31, 2016.
Mar 18, 2016 - Giovanni-3 End of Service

Completion of transition to Giovanni-4 set for March 31

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Certificate awarded to Kang et al. for the image selected to the 2nd Class of the Giovanni Image Hall of Fame. Their image displayed maps created with Giovanni of MODIS aerosol optical depth and cloud data over China.
Feb 23, 2016 - Announcing the 2nd Class of the Giovanni Image Hall of Fame

12 images selected for scientific interest and graphic presentation

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