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Airborne Ocean Color Imager (AOCI)


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This natural color image shows silt loads carried by the Mississippi River being deposited in the Gulf of Mexico. This sensor is designed for the measurement of phytoplankton biomass and the investigation of aquatic ecosystems.

The AOCI is a high altitude multispectral scanner built by Daedalus Enterprises, designed for oceanographic remote sensing. It provides 10-bit digitization of eight bands in the visible/near-infrared region of the spectrum, plus two 8-bit bands in the near and thermal infrared.

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