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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 2.0

Status: Superseded
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 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.; 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 dataset of inherent optical properties (IOP) gridded on a sinusoidal projection, Version 2.0. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/b70578ae62b745ec9dc2ba42d2ee1311
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ESA, CCI, Ocean Colour, Sinusoidal

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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.
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

Process overview

  • var_id: adg_412
  • units: m-1
  • long_name: Absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 412 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 412 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • long_name: Absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 443 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: adg_443
  • units: m-1
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 443 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • units: m-1
  • long_name: Absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 490 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: adg_490
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 490 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • long_name: Absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 510 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: adg_510
  • units: m-1
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 510 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • long_name: Absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 555 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • units: m-1
  • var_id: adg_555
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 555 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: adg_670
  • long_name: Absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 670 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • units: m-1
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 670 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • long_name: Bias of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 412 nm.
  • units: m-1
  • var_id: adg_412_bias
  • names: Bias of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 412 nm.
  • units: m-1
  • long_name: Bias of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 443 nm.
  • var_id: adg_443_bias
  • names: Bias of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 443 nm.
  • long_name: Bias of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 490 nm.
  • var_id: adg_490_bias
  • units: m-1
  • names: Bias of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 490 nm.
  • long_name: Bias of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 510 nm.
  • var_id: adg_510_bias
  • units: m-1
  • names: Bias of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 510 nm.
  • long_name: Bias of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 555 nm.
  • units: m-1
  • var_id: adg_555_bias
  • names: Bias of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 555 nm.
  • units: m-1
  • long_name: Bias of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 670 nm.
  • var_id: adg_670_bias
  • names: Bias of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 670 nm.
  • long_name: Bias of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 412 nm.
  • units: m-1
  • var_id: aph_412_bias
  • names: Bias of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 412 nm.
  • units: m-1
  • long_name: Bias of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 443 nm.
  • var_id: aph_443_bias
  • names: Bias of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 443 nm.
  • long_name: Bias of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 490 nm.
  • var_id: aph_490_bias
  • units: m-1
  • names: Bias of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 490 nm.
  • long_name: Bias of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 510 nm.
  • var_id: aph_510_bias
  • units: m-1
  • names: Bias of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 510 nm.
  • long_name: Bias of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 555 nm.
  • units: m-1
  • var_id: aph_555_bias
  • names: Bias of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 555 nm.
  • units: m-1
  • long_name: Bias of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 670 nm.
  • var_id: aph_670_bias
  • names: Bias of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 670 nm.
  • long_name: Count of the number of observations from the MERIS sensor contributing to this bin cell
  • var_id: MERIS_nobs
  • names: Count of the number of observations from the MERIS sensor contributing to this bin cell
  • var_id: MERIS_nobs_sum
  • long_name: Count of the number of observations from the MERIS sensor contributing to this bin cell
  • names: Count of the number of observations from the MERIS sensor contributing to this bin cell
  • var_id: MODISA_nobs_sum
  • long_name: Count of the number of observations from the MODIS (Aqua) sensor contributing to this bin cell
  • names: Count of the number of observations from the MODIS (Aqua) sensor contributing to this bin cell
  • var_id: MODISA_nobs
  • long_name: Count of the number of observations from the MODIS (Aqua) sensor contributing to this bin cell
  • names: Count of the number of observations from the MODIS (Aqua) sensor contributing to this bin cell
  • long_name: Count of the number of observations from the SeaWiFS sensor contributing to this bin cell
  • var_id: SeaWiFS_nobs
  • names: Count of the number of observations from the SeaWiFS sensor contributing to this bin cell
  • long_name: Count of the number of observations from the SeaWiFS sensor contributing to this bin cell
  • var_id: SeaWiFS_nobs_sum
  • names: Count of the number of observations from the SeaWiFS sensor contributing to this bin cell
  • long_name: Count of the total number of observations contributing to this bin cell
  • var_id: total_nobs
  • names: Count of the total number of observations contributing to this bin cell
  • var_id: total_nobs_sum
  • long_name: Count of the total number of observations contributing to this bin cell
  • names: Count of the total number of observations contributing to this bin cell
  • long_name: Particulate backscattering coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 412 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: bbp_412
  • units: m-1
  • standard_name: volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • names: volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Particulate backscattering coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 412 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • standard_name: volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • long_name: Particulate backscattering coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 443 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • units: m-1
  • var_id: bbp_443
  • names: volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Particulate backscattering coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 443 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: bbp_490
  • standard_name: volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • long_name: Particulate backscattering coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 490 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • units: m-1
  • names: volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Particulate backscattering coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 490 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • standard_name: volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • var_id: bbp_510
  • long_name: Particulate backscattering coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 510 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • units: m-1
  • names: volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Particulate backscattering coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 510 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • standard_name: volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • units: m-1
  • var_id: bbp_555
  • long_name: Particulate backscattering coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 555 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • names: volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Particulate backscattering coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 555 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • standard_name: volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • units: m-1
  • long_name: Particulate backscattering coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 670 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: bbp_670
  • names: volume_backwards_scattering_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Particulate backscattering coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 670 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • long_name: Phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 412 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: aph_412
  • units: m-1
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 412 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • long_name: Phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 443 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • units: m-1
  • var_id: aph_443
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 443 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: aph_490
  • long_name: Phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 490 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • units: m-1
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 490 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • long_name: Phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 510 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: aph_510
  • units: m-1
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 510 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • long_name: Phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 555 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: aph_555
  • units: m-1
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 555 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • long_name: Phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 670 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • units: m-1
  • var_id: aph_670
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 670 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: adg_412_rmsd
  • units: m-1
  • long_name: Root-mean-square-difference of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 412 nm.
  • names: Root-mean-square-difference of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 412 nm.
  • long_name: Root-mean-square-difference of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 443 nm.
  • var_id: adg_443_rmsd
  • units: m-1
  • names: Root-mean-square-difference of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 443 nm.
  • long_name: Root-mean-square-difference of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 490 nm.
  • var_id: adg_490_rmsd
  • units: m-1
  • names: Root-mean-square-difference of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 490 nm.
  • units: m-1
  • var_id: adg_510_rmsd
  • long_name: Root-mean-square-difference of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 510 nm.
  • names: Root-mean-square-difference of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 510 nm.
  • var_id: adg_555_rmsd
  • units: m-1
  • long_name: Root-mean-square-difference of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 555 nm.
  • names: Root-mean-square-difference of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 555 nm.
  • long_name: Root-mean-square-difference of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 670 nm.
  • var_id: adg_670_rmsd
  • units: m-1
  • names: Root-mean-square-difference of absorption coefficient for dissolved and detrital material at 670 nm.
  • var_id: aph_412_rmsd
  • units: m-1
  • long_name: Root-mean-square-difference of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 412 nm.
  • names: Root-mean-square-difference of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 412 nm.
  • long_name: Root-mean-square-difference of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 443 nm.
  • var_id: aph_443_rmsd
  • units: m-1
  • names: Root-mean-square-difference of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 443 nm.
  • long_name: Root-mean-square-difference of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 490 nm.
  • var_id: aph_490_rmsd
  • units: m-1
  • names: Root-mean-square-difference of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 490 nm.
  • units: m-1
  • var_id: aph_510_rmsd
  • long_name: Root-mean-square-difference of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 510 nm.
  • names: Root-mean-square-difference of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 510 nm.
  • var_id: aph_555_rmsd
  • units: m-1
  • long_name: Root-mean-square-difference of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 555 nm.
  • names: Root-mean-square-difference of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 555 nm.
  • long_name: Root-mean-square-difference of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 670 nm.
  • var_id: aph_670_rmsd
  • units: m-1
  • names: Root-mean-square-difference of phytoplankton absorption coefficient at 670 nm.
  • long_name: Total absorption coefficient at 412 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: atot_412
  • units: m-1
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Total absorption coefficient at 412 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • long_name: Total absorption coefficient at 443 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: atot_443
  • units: m-1
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Total absorption coefficient at 443 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • long_name: Total absorption coefficient at 490 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: atot_490
  • units: m-1
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Total absorption coefficient at 490 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • units: m-1
  • long_name: Total absorption coefficient at 510 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: atot_510
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Total absorption coefficient at 510 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • long_name: Total absorption coefficient at 555 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: atot_555
  • units: m-1
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Total absorption coefficient at 555 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • long_name: Total absorption coefficient at 670 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: atot_670
  • units: m-1
  • standard_name: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • names: volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water, Total absorption coefficient at 670 nm as derived using the QAA model, generated by SeaDAS for SeaWiFS
  • var_id: crs

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: lat
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude
  • var_id: lon
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • names: longitude
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1997-09-04T00:00:00
End time:
2013-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°