Ecosystems at continental margins are most directly affected by human activities and are ideal candidates for the synoptic sampling available through the utilization of satellite radiometry. The introduction of the SeaWiFS ocean color instrument in the autumn of 1997 provided scientists of MUSE with the opportunity to monitor the impact of upwelling events on biological and bio-optical properties in central California.  Satellite observations of sea surface temperature and ocean color provide a synoptic spatial view of physical and biological properties.  The results from MUSE measurements provide insights into the processes regulating biological production in
a coastal upwelling ecosystem.

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