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ESA Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative (Ocean_Colour_cci): Global dataset of inherent optical properties (IOP) gridded on a sinusoidal projection, Version 3.1
Dataset
Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2018-06-25
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Abstract

The ESA Ocean Colour CCI project has produced global level 3 binned multi-sensor time-series of satellite ocean-colour data with a particular focus for use in climate studies.

This dataset contains their Version 3.1 inherent optical properties (IOP) product (in mg/m3) on a sinusoidal projection at approximately 4 km spatial resolution and at a number of time resolutions (daily, 5-day, 8-day and monthly composites). Note, the IOP data are also included in the 'All Products' dataset.

The inherent optical properties (IOP) dataset consists of the total absorption and particle backscattering coefficients, and, additionally, the fraction of detrital & dissolved organic matter absorption and phytoplankton absorption. The total absorption (units m-1), the total backscattering (m-1), the absorption by detrital and coloured dissolved organic matter, the backscattering by particulate matter, and the absorption by phytoplankton share the same spatial resolution of ~4 km. The values of IOP are reported for the standard SeaWiFS wavelengths (412, 443, 490, 510, 555, 670nm).

This data product is on a sinusoidal equal-area grid projection, matching the NASA standard level 3 binned projection. The default number of latitude rows is 4320, which results in a vertical bin cell size of approximately 4 km. The number of longitude columns varies according to the latitude, which permits the equal area property. Unlike the NASA format, where the bin cells that do not contain any data are omitted, the CCI format retains all cells and simply marks empty cells with a NetCDF fill value. (A separate dataset is also available for data on a geographic projection.)

Citable as:  Sathyendranath, S.; Grant, M.; Brewin, R.J.W.; Brockmann, C.; Brotas, V.; Chuprin, A.; Doerffer, R.; Dowell, M.; Farman, A.; Groom, S.; Jackson, T.; Krasemann, H.; Lavender, S.; Martinez Vicente, V.; Mazeran, C.; Mélin, F.; Moore, T.S.; Müller, D.; Platt, T.; Regner, P.; Roy, S.; Steinmetz, F.; Swinton, J.; Valente, A.; Zühlke, M.; Antoine, D.; Arnone, R.; Balch, W.M.; Barker, K.; Barlow, R.; Bélanger, S.; Berthon, J.-F.; Beşiktepe, Ş.; Brando, V.E.; Canuti, E.; Chavez, F.; Claustre, H.; Crout, R.; Feldman, G.; Franz, B.; Frouin, R.; García-Soto, C.; Gibb, S.W.; Gould, R.; Hooker, S.; Kahru, M.; Klein, H.; Kratzer, S.; Loisel, H.; McKee, D.; Mitchell, B.G.; Moisan, T.; Muller-Karger, F.; O'Dowd, L.; Ondrusek, M.; Poulton, A.J.; Repecaud, M.; Smyth, T.; Sosik, H.M.; Taberner, M.; Twardowski, M.; Voss, K.; Werdell, J.; Wernand, M.; Zibordi, G. (2018): ESA Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative (Ocean_Colour_cci): Global dataset of inherent optical properties (IOP) gridded on a sinusoidal projection, Version 3.1. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/584d4028633a4b7e9fa36da72dbd91c7
Keywords:  ESA, CCI, Ocean Colour, Sinusoidal, ocean colour
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Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/esacci_oc_terms_and_conditions.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
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Data lineage:

This data has been produced by the ESA Ocean Colour CCI project and provided to CEDA in the context of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal project

Data Quality:
CCI data format checked
File Format:
Data are in NetCDF format
Process overview

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (aph_443) [m-1]  
volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (atot_670) [m-1]  
volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (atot_555) [m-1]  
volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (atot_510) [m-1]  
volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (atot_490) [m-1]  
volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (atot_443) [m-1]  
volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (atot_412) [m-1]  
volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (aph_670) [m-1]  
volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (aph_555) [m-1]  
volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (aph_510) [m-1]  
volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (aph_490) [m-1]  
volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (aph_412) [m-1]  
volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (adg_490) [m-1]  
volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (adg_670) [m-1]  
volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (adg_555) [m-1]  
volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (adg_510) [m-1]  
volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (adg_443) [m-1]  
volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux... (adg_412) [m-1]  
volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radi... (bbp_443) [m-1]  
volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radi... (bbp_670) [m-1]  
volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radi... (bbp_555) [m-1]  
volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radi... (bbp_510) [m-1]  
volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radi... (bbp_490) [m-1]  
volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radi... (bbp_412) [m-1]  
latitude (lat) [degrees...]  
longitude (lon) [degrees...]  
time (time)  
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Temporal Range
1997-09-04T00:00:00
2016-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

  90.0000°  
-180.0000°     180.0000°
  -90.0000°  
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