Measurements from space, including sea surface temperature (SST), sea surface salinity, wind over the oceans, sea surface height (topography), geostrophic currents (velocity), and chlorophyll-a concentration ("ocean color"). Through detection of phytoplankton, ocean color provides a global picture of biological activity in the world's oceans.
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caution: Aquarius terminated on April 23, 2015. QuikSCAT terminated on Nov 15, 2009: use ASCAT for current winds. SeaWiFS terminated on Dec 10, 2010: use MODIS or VIIRS for current chlorophyll-a.