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Dataset Collection


ESA Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative (Ocean_Colour_cci): Version 5.0 Data

Status: Not defined
Publication State: citable


This collection contains version 5.0 datasets produced by the Ocean Colour project of the ESA Climate Change Inititative (CCI). The Ocean Colour CCI is producing long-term multi-sensor time-series of satellite ocean-colour data with a particular focus for use in climate studies.

Data products being produced include: phytoplankton chlorophyll-a concentration; remote-sensing reflectance at six wavelengths; total absorption and backscattering coefficients; phytoplankton absorption coefficient and absorption coefficients for dissolved and detrital material; and the diffuse attenuation coefficient for downwelling irradiance for light of wavelength 490 nm. Information on uncertainties is also provided.

This dataset collection refers to the Version 5.0 data products held in the CEDA archive covering the period 1997-2020. Links to the individual datasets that make up this collection are given in the record below.

Citable as:Sathyendranath, S.; Jackson, T.; Brockmann, C.; Brotas, V.; Calton, B.; Chuprin, A.; Clements, O.; Cipollini, P.; Danne, O.; Dingle, J.; Donlon, C.; Grant, M.; Groom, S.; Krasemann, H.; Lavender, S.; Mazeran, C.; Mélin, F.; Müller, D.; Steinmetz, F.; Valente, A.; Zühlke, M.; Feldman, G.; Franz, B.; Frouin, R.; Werdell, J.; Platt, T. (2021): ESA Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative (Ocean_Colour_cci): Version 5.0 Data. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 19 May 2021. doi:10.5285/1dbe7a109c0244aaad713e078fd3059a.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ESA, Ocean Colour, CCI, ECV


Previous Info:

2023-08-08 Please note, data from December 2020 onwards are affected by an anomaly discovered after production and resulting in a spuriou… Show More 2023-08-08 Please note, data from December 2020 onwards are affected by an anomaly discovered after production and resulting in a spurious jump in remote sensing reflectance. The anomaly has been corrected in the version 5.0.1 of the dataset available through the Copernicus Climate Change Service (
Version 6.0 of this data is now also available here: Show Less

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Citations: 3

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Li, Q., Jiang, L., Chen, Y., Tang, J., & Gao, S. (2023). Absorption-based algorithm for satellite estimating the particulate organic carbon concentration in the global surface ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9.
Monteiro, T., Batista, M., Henley, S., Machado, E. da C., Araujo, M., & Kerr, R. (2022). Contrasting Sea‐Air CO2 Exchanges in the Western Tropical Atlantic Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 36(8). Portico.
Nicholson, S.-A., Whitt, D. B., Fer, I., du Plessis, M. D., Lebéhot, A. D., Swart, S., Sutton, A. J., & Monteiro, P. M. S. (2022). Storms drive outgassing of CO2 in the subpolar Southern Ocean. Nature Communications, 13(1).