ESA Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative (Ocean_Colour_cci): Global remote sensing reflectance gridded on a sinusoidal projection, Version 5.0
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 the Version 5.0 Remote Sensing Reflectance product 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) covering the period 1997 - 2020. Values for remote sensing reflectance at the sea surface are provided for the standard SeaWiFS wavelengths (412, 443, 490, 510, 555, 670nm) with pixel-by-pixel uncertainty estimates for each wavelength. These are merged products based on SeaWiFS, MERIS and Aqua-MODIS data. Note, these data are also contained within the 'All Products' dataset.
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).
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
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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: 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.
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.
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/)
Data are netCDF formatted.
Derivation of Ocean Colour v5 data from the ESA Climate Change Initiative Ocean Colour project (Ocean_Colour_cci)
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.