SeaWiFS: Patagonian Shelf

SeaWiFS: Patagonian Shelf
  • Credit:

    Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

In this SeaWiFS image, the springtime waters of the Patagonian Shelf are perhaps the most colorful that can be found. The water in parts of the Golfo San Jorge looks almost black since most of the incoming solar radiation has been absorbed by the water and the phytoplankton growing there.

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  • Data Date:

    October 23, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    October 23, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration