archival pigment print on face-mount acrylic
32” x 32”
This image is of chlorophyll in Massachusetts Bay on August 10, 2017. Landsat 8 satellite data was utilized via the OC3 three-band algorithm to generate monochromatic chlorophyll distribution imagery, to which a color ramp was applied. Landsat 8 collects data somewhat like a home scanner, but has considerably more area to deal with. Each scan is 185 km wide, and at an orbital period of 99 minutes, it takes the satellite 16 days to scan the Earth.