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False color Landsat images showing change in kelp canopy.

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posted on 2023-03-23, 17:59 authored by Tom W. Bell, Kyle C. Cavanaugh, Vienna R. Saccomanno, Katherine C. Cavanaugh, Henry F. Houskeeper, Norah Eddy, Falk Schuetzenmeister, Nathaniel Rindlaub, Mary Gleason

a.) Rogue Reef, Oregon, b.) Bahía Tortugas, Baja California Sur, and c.) Monterey Peninsula and Carmel Bay, California before, during, and after the marine heatwave events. Locations shown in Fig 3. Kelp canopy has high reflectance in the near infrared which has been colored red in these images for visualization purposes. The numbers in bottom left image represent 1. Pescadero Point, 2. Carmel Point, and 3. Point Lobos. Landsat imagery from USGS.