For the next three years, researchers from @NOAAFisheries and colleagues at the University of Rhode Island, @NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will look into the ocean to help improve the quality of data collected by satellites more than 500 miles above.
Their goal: determining how microscopic algae, also known as phytoplankton, in the ocean absorb and scatter light, and how the pigments or colors of the phytoplankton can be better identified and measured by satellite sensors.
Learn more from our Northeast Fisheries Science Center: https://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/press_release/pr2018/features/plankton-satellites/
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Photo: A chain-forming diatom, a common type of phytoplankton, found in the New York Bight area. Photo credit: NOAA Fisheries
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