activity : indicator-ocean-chlorophyll-concentrations-panel-1-process-2020



Global measurements of ocean chlorophyll concentration were combined from both the SeaWiFS and MODIS-Aqua "ocean color" datasets.

The 0.25-degree spatial resolution data were plotted on a map using a non-linear blue-to-green color bar, with blue being the lowest values and green being the highest values. This global dataset was plotted in a "North America only" subset.. Numbered labels were added indicating sub-regions for which accompanying time series are shown.

Methodology Citation: O’Brien, T. D., Wiebe, P.H., and Falkenhaug, T. (Eds). 2013. ICES Zooplankton Status Report 2010/2011. ICES Cooperative Research Report No. 318. 208 pp

Methodology Contact: Todd O'Brien, NOAA NMFS


How the source was modified: The original 351 month-by-year full-resolution [satellite chlorophyll] data files were reduced from 9km to 0.25-degree spatial resolution and then averaged into a single all-months-from-all-years "climatology".

The duration of this activity was 4 hours.

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Computing environment : MacOSX

Software used : ArcGIS

Visualization software used : SigmaPlot,Adobe Photoshop

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The input object was time bounded starting from January 01, 1998 (00:00 AM)

The input object was time bounded ending at December 31, 2019 (00:00 AM)

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