Fisheries Scientists to Reap Benefits from JPSS Satellites
Chlorophyll can be found in dense concentrations in the ocean and fuels the growth of phytoplankton, a key food source for many creatures like whales, shrimp, and jellyfish. Using the powerful Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument, JPSS can make precise oceanographic measurements to measure chlorophyll. In turn, the measurements help scientists understand “hotspots” of where many species live and make predictions about the future productivity of valuable fisheries. The image from VIIRS shows an 8-day concentration of chlorophyll in Delaware waterways in July 2019.
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