Last update: September 15th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Ocean Chlorophyll Concentrations (Northern Hemisphere). This image shows season-long composites of ocean chlorophyll concentrations derived from visible radiometric measurements . Threfore made by the VIIRS instrument on Suomi NPP.
Also The date ranges are included. This false-colored image makes the data stand out. The purple and blue colors represent lower chlorophyll concentrations. Although the oranges and reds represent higher chlorophyll concentrations. Also These differences in color indicate areas with lesser or greater phytoplankton biomass. Credit: NASA/Suomi NPP/Norman Kuring
Although the colors are different, they all have a meaning. The measurements are also different. Therefore shown by the VIIRS instrument showing visibility.