The NASA Aqua satellite contains the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro- radiometer) sensor
that is used for detecting chlorophyll-a concentrations (ocean color) in the world's oceans, among other applications.
The Level 3 standard mapped image (SMI) chlorophyll-a dataset has a monthly temporal resolution and 4.6 km
(at the equator) spatial resolution. The SMI dataset is an image representation of binned MODIS data
(more detailed information on the SMI format can be found at http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov).
Note: The data is remotely accessed via the NOAA Ocean Watch's Thredds server.
Chlorophyll-a Concentration (mg m^-3)
|Zonal||Global by 0.05 deg|
|Meridional||Global by 0.05 deg|
|Temporal||Jul 4, 2002 to present by 7 day(s) [Weekly]
Jul 2002 to present by 1 month(s) [Monthly]
|Server||public: Remote rate:|
|Acquired||Oct 18, 2013 (Updated Jan 2014)|