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Loading OSU’s VGPM ocean productivity data in R

Oregon State University makes a set of ocean productivity data derived from satellite data available for download and use by researchers. The Ocean Productivity website explains the available data and how it was derived. I have put together a few R functions to open a subset of the available data files and plot the data.

Average monthly net primary productivity along the west coast of North America during February 2003. Data derived from OSU’s Vertically Generalized Production Model.

The data files used … Continue Reading