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Warmer waters likely enabled a phytoplankton bloom to occur much later in the year than normal off the coast of Alaska and British Columbia.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using MODIS data from LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response, sea surface temperature data from Coral Reef Watch, and modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018) processed by the European Space Agency. Story by Kasha Patel.

Published August 3, 2018
Data acquired July 20 - 21, 2018

Sources:
MTSAT
Meteosat
Sentinel-2
Suomi NPP > VIIRS
Terra > MODIS
Collection:
MODIS Rapid Response