SeaWiFS and Modis Instruments were designed to measure global ocean color, but their large pixels made measurements of lakes, rivers, estuaries, and the coastal zone difficult. The higher resolution of SeaHawk is designed to fill this void. This is an important region, since much of the world’s population lives on the coast.
The Santa Barbara Coast – the view the chamber of commerce web site doesn’t share with you.
However, life abounds in this area!