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MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) on-board the European Space Agency (ESA) Envisat Satellite: Global Radiances, Sea Colour, Ocean Chlorophyll Content, Sediment and Cloud Parameters

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Publication State: published

Abstract

The Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) is one of the ten instruments on board the Envisat satellite launched on the 28th of February 2002 from Kourou (French Guyana) and operated by the European Space Agency (ESA). MERIS is a 68.5 deg field-of-view nadir-pointing imaging spectrometer which measures the solar radiation reflected by the Earth in 15 spectral bands (visible and near-infrared). It obtains a global coverage of the Earth in 3 days. Its main objective is to measure the sea colour and quantify the ocean chlorophyll content and sediment, thus providing information on the ocean carbon cycle and thermal regime. It is also used to derive the cloud top height, cloud optical thickness, aerosol and water vapour column. The ground spatial resolution of the instrument is 260 m x 290 m. Only reduced resolution data (1.04 km x 1.16 km) are archived at the NEODC.

This dataset collection contains Level 1B radiances and Level 2 retrieved parameters products from 2002-2012.

Citable as:European Space Agency (2007): MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) on-board the European Space Agency (ESA) Envisat Satellite: Global Radiances, Sea Colour, Ocean Chlorophyll Content, Sediment and Cloud Parameters. NERC Earth Observation Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/f26559a9daeae9e6740811d3b3113716
Abbreviation: meris
Keywords: MERIS, Global Radiances, Sea Colour, Ocean Chlorophyll Content, Sediment, Cloud Parameters

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2002-03-01T00:00:00
End time:
2012-04-08T22:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°