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1999 Projects

Current Projects

Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Benthic processes
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Midwater research
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Upper ocean biogeochemistry
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) New research platforms
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) ROV improvements
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Mooring improvements
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) New in-situ Instruments
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Information management and archiving
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Education and outreach
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) 1998 Projects
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) 1997 Projects


1999 Projects: Upper ocean biogeochemistry

Generation of satellite products

Project lead/manager: Francisco Chavez
Project team: Raphael Kudela, Jeffrey D. Paduan (Naval Postgraduate School), Erich Rienecker, and Chris Scholin

This project will generate products computed from satellite data on a near real-time basis to support several independent research projects. An antenna located on MBARI premises will capture High Resolution Picture Transmission (HRPT) data. Ocean-color data from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) also will be processed and transmitted to NASA, which will make available to MBARI staff data and images of chlorophyll concentrations created through the use of standard global NASA algorithms. This process is currently automated and is completed three to five hours after data is captured. The production of improved chlorophyll fields (using regional algorithms) and fields of new and total primary production are under development, which will be made available as both images and digital (numerical) data. During 1999 we also will collaborate with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to standardize the generation of Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) satellite products, such as maps of sea-surface temperatures, albedo, and sediment load. Options for AVHRR data acquisition include using data captured at MBARI or NPS, or by a third party.

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Last updated: 07 October 2004