The First Global Image of the Biosphere brought to you by Nimbus-7 and NOAA-7
Ocean Phytoplankton Concentration
About the image: This image was produced by combining Nimbus-7 observations of ocean color with NOAA-7 observations over the land of chlorophyll and leaf mass. Image provided courtesy of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
Land Plant Productivity
Image Credits: Courtesy of NASA
Movie of the Global Biosphere(162KB)
More information on the global biosphere
A clear and interesting explanation of the meaning of global color measurements
Seawifs Ocean Color Image Gallery
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