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SeaWiFS Bio-Optical Archive and Storage System (SeaBASS): In Situ Oceanographic and Atmospheric Bio-Optical Data

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Abstract: SeaBASS serves as the official in situ data repository for the NASA Ocean
Biology Processing Group (OBPG), which maintains responsibility for all NASA
ocean color and sea surface temperature satellite data processing and
validation. These radiometric and biogeophysical data facilitate the
bio-optical algorithm development and satellite data product validation
activities conducted by the OBPG ... View entire text
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Description: NODC Ocean Archive System - Data collected prior to 1 January 2000

Description: SeaBASS Web site
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: P.J. Werdell and S.W. Bailey
Dataset Title: SeaWiFS Bio-Optical Archive and Storage System (SeaBASS)
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD
Dataset Publisher: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Other Citation Details: P.J. Werdell and S.W. Bailey, NASA/TM-2002-211617, 45 pp (2002).
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-01-01
Access Constraints Following the NASA Earth Science Data and Information Policy, all SeaBASS data
are publicly available for research and educational use. Registration is
required, but only as a means for the Administrators to contact data users (in
the event of updates to datasets, for example). Data collected prior to 1
January 2000 have been released to the NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center
and are available via .
Use Constraints SeaBASS data are for research and educational use only, and are not to be
redistributed. All researchers incorporating SeaBASS data into their research
are expected to acknowledge NASA, SeaBASS, and the original data
contributor(s). Users of data are encouraged to discuss relevant findings with
the data provider(s) early in ... View entire text
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Originating Center
Data Center
Hydrological Sciences Branch, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 301-286-1440
Email: jeremy at
Contact Address:
SeaBASS Administrator
Code 970.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution Media: electronic
Distribution Format: ASCII text
Fees: none
(1) P.J. Werdell and S.W. Bailey, The SeaWiFS Bio-Optical Archive and Storage System (SeaBASS): Current Architecture and Implementation,
NASA/TM-2002-211617, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 45 pp (2002).
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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