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Dataset

 

ESA Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative (Ocean_Colour_cci): Global ocean colour data products gridded on a sinusoidal projection (All Products), Version 5.0

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2021-05-12
Download Stats: last 12 months

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 all their Version 5.0 generated ocean colour products on a sinusoidal projection at 4 km spatial resolution and at a number of time resolutions (daily, 5-day, 8-day and monthly composites) covering the period 1997 - 2020.

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 490nm. Information on uncertainties is also provided.

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.; 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): Global ocean colour data products gridded on a sinusoidal projection (All Products), Version 5.0. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/8154e881452f49c1ba86982ed88b20f0
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ESA, CCI, Ocean Colour, Geographic

Details

Previous Info:

2021-05-19 This dataset forms part of the v5.0 ocean colour dataset collection that can be cited with the doi: 10.5285/1dbe7a109c0244aaad7… Show More 2021-05-19 This dataset forms part of the v5.0 ocean colour dataset collection that can be cited with the doi: 10.5285/1dbe7a109c0244aaad713e078fd3059a Show Less

Previously used record identifiers:
No related previous identifiers.
Access rules:
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.
Data lineage:

These data were produced by the ESA Ocean Colour CCI project and provided to CEDA in the context of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal project.
This dataset forms part of the v5.0 ocean colour dataset collection that can be cited with the following DOI: 10.5285/1dbe7a109c0244aaad713e078fd3059a

Data Quality:
Data are as provided by the Ocean Colour CCI team. For details of validation see the linked Product User Guide and documentation on the Ocean Colour CCI website (https://esa-oceancolour-cci.org/)
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.
Title Derivation of Ocean Colour v5 data from the ESA Climate Change Initiative Ocean Colour project (Ocean_Colour_cci)
Abstract The ocean colour CCI has calculated ocean colour Essential Climate Variable data, using input data from various satellite instruments, as part of the ESA Climate Change Initiative program. For more information see the Ocean Colour v5 Product User Guide.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None

No variables found.