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Aqua/MODIS Chlorophyll Composites

WorldWinds runs a daily algorithm compositing the latest available pixel of near realtime Aqua/MODIS Ocean Color into a cloud-free composite of oceanic chlorophyll concentration. The composite is conducted on a 2 kilometer grid encompassing most of the North-West Atlantic basin. The data is updated within 15 minutes of Aqua's pass over a direct broadcast receiving station. Below is an example plot of the most recent composite.

GRiB data files available: ftp://oc3m.worldwindsinc.com/GRIB

For more information about methods, please see the SPoRT group at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.

Latest available chlorophyll image in mg/m^3:

Aqua chlorophyll composite

Pixel latencies in days:

Aqua composite latency