Phytoplankton and sediments in Yellow Sea

Phytoplankton and sediments in Yellow Sea
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Sediment and phytoplankton cloud the waters of the Yellow Sea in this true-color MODIS image acquired March 18, 2002. The swirls of sediment appear as a murky brownish blue color, while the phytoplankton are purely blue green and are concentrated around the small island in the lower right corner of the image.

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  • Data Date:

    March 18, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    April 6, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration