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Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) - Level 0 data from NEODAAS Dundee Satellite Receiving Station

Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2020-05-06
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This dataset provides optical level 0 ocean colour data. The SeaWiFS instrument was launched by Orbital Sciences Corporation on the OrbView-2 (a.k.a. SeaStar) satellite in August 1997, and collected data from September 1997 until the end of mission in December 2010. SeaWiFS had 8 spectral bands from 412 to 865 nm. It collected global data at 4 km resolution, and local data (limited on board storage and direct broadcast) at 1 km. The mission and sensor were optimised for ocean colour measurements, with a local noon (descending) equator crossing time orbit, fore-and-aft tilt capability, full dynamic range, and low polarisation sensitivity. The data were transferred to CEDA when the Dundee Satellite Receiving Station NERC Earth Observation Data Acquisition and Analysis Service (NEODAAS Dundee node) facility was closed to continue the long term archive.

Citable as:  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (2020): Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) - Level 0 data from NEODAAS Dundee Satellite Receiving Station. NEODAAS Dundee Satellite Receiving Station, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Ocean Colour, SeaStar, SeaWiFS, NEODAAS


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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: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data taken from the NEODAAS Dundee Satellite Receiving Station to continue the long term archive.

Data Quality:
Data are as given by the data provider NEODAAS, no quality control has been performed by the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA).
File Format:
These data are in DAT file format.

Related Documents

 SeaWiFS project page

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

SeaWiFS Deployed on: OrbView-2

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: OrbView-2 (SeaStar)
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