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What are Ocean Deserts?
[26-Feb-13] By using maps depicting ocean color - which tell us something about the plants growing in the ocean - Dr. Eric Lindstrom, a Program Scientist at NASA Headquarters, is able to explain how and why seasonal changes in plant life at sea take place. We are able to make connections between deserts on land with "deserts" at sea, often identified by high salinity and low productivity.
Eric Lindstrom
By using maps depicting ocean color - which tell us something about the plants growing in the ocean - Dr. Eric Lindstrom is able to explain how and why seasonal changes in plant life at sea take place. Download this movie.