SeaWiFS Level 3 Global Mapped 9 KM Monthly Climatology Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) DataEntry ID: OBPG_SEAWIFS_L3_M9MC_NDVI
Abstract: This data set consists of global Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)
data derived from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS), in orbit
on the OrbView-2 (formerly SeaStar) platform. SeaWiFS data products are
processed and distributed by the Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG).
Processing details can be found at
The SeaWiFS ... Level 3 standard mapped image (SMI) products are integer
representations of binned data products. This image is an 8-bit,
two-dimensional array of an Equidistant Cylindrical projection of the globe.
(The capability to produce 16-bit SMI products has been implemented by the
OBPG, and the SeaWiFS NDVI products are expected to be regenerated as 16-bits
values at the next reprocessing in about 1 year.) Each SMI product contains
one image of a geophysical parameter and is stored in one physical HDF file.
The Level 3 binned products are used to generate mapped data products on 4 and
9 km equi-rectangular projection. The products are generated for the following
binning periods: Daily, 8-Day, Monthly, Monthly Climatology, Seasonal, Seasonal
Climatology, Annual, Cumulative.
Detailed information on the Level-3 Standard Mapped Image data product format
specifications can be found in the document at
Browse Level 3 Standard Mapped Images (SMI) at
The SeaWiFS Level 3 Mapped data files are available from the FTP site at
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: LANG, R.RANSON, K.J.SUN, G.
Dataset Title: BOREAS RSS-15 SIR-C AND TM BIOMASS AND LANDCOVER MAPS OF THE NSA AND SSA
Dataset Release Date: 1999
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/483Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=483&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1994-04-13Stop Date: 1995-09-02
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: lang at gwu.edu
Professor of Engineering and Applied Science The George Washington University
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20052
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
ORNL DAAC User Services Office Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-12-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-01