Satellite Data for the Plumes and Blooms Experiment, Santa Barbara Channel, Channel Islands, and Southern CaliforniaEntry ID: UCSB_ICESS_PNB_SATELLITEDATA
Abstract: The Plumes and Blooms program seeks to understand the sources of
sediment plumes and phytoplankton blooms, as they relate to ocean
color and to the sediment geochronology of the Santa Barbara Basin.
The primary goal of the Plumes and Blooms research program is to
develop numerical algorithms to relate the satellite-sensed ocean
color signal to useful quantities for ocean scientists and coastal
... zone managers.
Satellite products include AVHRR sea surface temperature from the NOAA
polar-orbiting satellites and SeaWiFS chlorophyll concentration from
the OrbView-2 satellite.
The University of California Santa Barbara Institute for Computational
Earth System Science (UCSB/ICESS) operates a SeaSpace TeraScan ground
station that automatically receives and processes high-resolution
picture transmission (HRPT) telemetry from the the NOAA satellites.
The data is then processed into two standard imagery products (sea
surface temperature and near-infrared albedo) for two standard regions
(southern California and southwestern U.S.). Ocean chlorophyll data
are from the SeaWiFS instrument onboard the OrbView-2 satellite and
cover the central and southern California coast. In addition, paired
SeaWiFS/AVHRR images for the Santa Barbara Channel may be viewed on
The Blooms and Plumes program is a joint collaboration among
University of California Santa Barbara Institute for Computational
Earth System Science (UCSB/ICESS), NOAA Coastal Services Center, and
the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS).
[This information was obtained from the UCSB/ICESS Plumes and Blooms
Start Date: 1996-08-09
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Email: davey at icess.ucsb.edu
Institute for Computational Earth System Science 6844 Ellison Hall University of California
City: Santa Barbara
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 93106-3060
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-10-10