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Indian Ocean, Chlorophyll And Bathymetry
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Indian Ocean, chlorophyll concentration and bathymetry with clouds. Computer graphic of the Indian Ocean on an Earth globe, generated using satellite and mapping data. Bathymetry data is used to show the contours, ridges, peaks and plateaus of the seabed. Satellite-measured ocean chlorophyll concentrations are colour-coded high values in red, yellow and green, low values in blue and purple. Chlorophyll is present in photosynthesising plankton blooming where nutrients are concentrated where currents meet, deep water upwells, or nutrients run off from the land. Chlorophyll and cloud data obtained by the MODIS sensor on NASA's Aqua satellite.
March 6th, 2014
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