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ESA Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative (Ocean_Colour_cci): Global chlorophyll-a data products gridded on a sinusoidal projection, Version 2.0
Dataset
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2016-12-12
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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 2.0 chlorophyll-a product (in mg/m3) on a sinusoidal projection at 4 km spatial resolution and at a number of time resolutions (daily, 5-day, 8-day and monthly composites). Note, the chlorophyll-a data are also included in the 'All Products' dataset.

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.; Groom, S.; Grant, M.; Brewin, R.J.W.; Thompson, A.; Chuprin, A.; Horseman, A.; Jackson, T.; Martinez Vicente, V.; Platt, T.; Brockmann, C.; Zühlke, M.; Doerffer, R.; Valente, A.; Brotas, V.; Krasemann, H.; Müller, D.; Dowell, M.; Mélin, F.; Swinton, J.; Farman, A.; Lavender, S.; Moore, T.S.; Regner, P.; Roy, S.; Steinmetz, F.; Mazeran, C.; Brando, V.E.; Taberner, M.; Antoine, D.; Arnone, R.; Balch, W.M.; Barker, K.; Barlow, R.; Bélanger, S.; Berthon, J.-F.; Beşiktepe, Ş.; Canuti, E.; Chavez, F.; Claustre, H.; Crout, R.; 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.; Feldman, G.; Franz, B.; Muller-Karger, F.; O'Dowd, L.; Ondrusek, M.; Poulton, A.J.; Repecaud, M.; Smyth, T.; Sosik, H.M.; Twardowski, M.; Voss, K.; Werdell, J.; Wernand, M.; Zibordi, G. (2016): ESA Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative (Ocean_Colour_cci): Global chlorophyll-a data products gridded on a sinusoidal projection, Version 2.0 . Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/7852b8af4bda446ab12290b7b106cc3c
Keywords:  ESA, CCI, Ocean Colour, Sinusoidal, ocean colour, Level 3, phytoplankton chlorophyll-a concentration, Level 3S, MERGED, EOS, Orbview-2, Envisat, Orbview-2, Environmental Satellite, Aqua, SeaWiFS, MERIS, MODIS, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, day, 8 days, month
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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

File Format:
Data are in NetCDF format
Process overview

mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_a_in_sea_water (chlor_a) [milligr...]  
latitude (lat) [degrees...]  
longitude (lon) [degrees...]  
time (time)  
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Temporal Range
1997-09-04T00:00:00
2013-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

  90.0000°  
-180.0000°     180.0000°
  -90.0000°  
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