Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 02 | Number 1 | April 1989

On the Cover: The development and intensity of the North Atlantic spring bloom as shown in a seasonal composite of Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) data acquired during the spring (April-June). Areas rich in phytoplankton are shown as orange-red (greater than 1 mg/m 3) progressing through yellow, green and blue, with purple (less than 0.1 mg/m 3) representing areas with the lowest chlorophyll concentrations. While the amount of data shown here is several hundred times more than oceanographers have been able to gather from ships, large regions of the central Atlantic are still blank, since the CZCS could operate only intermittently. See the article by Ducklow, p. 4. (Imagery courtesy of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center: G.C. Feldman, W.E. Esaias, C.R. McClain; and University of Miami/RSMAS: R.H. Evans, J.W. Brown).
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