Hunting Dangerous Algae from Space

Evelyne Yohe, NASA Earth Observatory

This NASA Earth Observatory article presents information about programs that are monitoring red tide and other harmful algal bloom (HAB) outbreaks from satellite imagery and remote sensing. This program uses SeaWiFS (Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor) and MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instruments to detect harmful algal blooms from space. The article features satellite images and color photos of red tide and HAB occurrences. It also features a glossary on/off function in which readers can choose to have terms highlighted and linked to a corresponding glossary.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Water Column, Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Ecology