SeaWiFS Level 3 Global Binned 9 KM Daily Ocean Color Products

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: SeaWiFS Level 3 Global Binned 9 KM Daily Ocean Color Products
Description:
Abstract:
This data set consists of satellite measurements of global ocean color data obtained by the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS), in orbit on the OrbView-2 (formerly SeaStar) platform. SeaWiFS ocean color products are processed and distributed by the Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG). Processing details can be found at http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/DOCS/SW_proc.html Each SeaWiFS Level-3 binned (9 km) data product consists of the accumulated data for all Level-2 products, for the specified instrument and resolution, corresponding to a period of one day, 8 days, a calendar month, a calendar year, or the cumulative mission. Each Level-3 binned data product is stored in one or more HDF files. The data are stored in a representation of a global, equal-area grid whose grid cells, or "bins," have a resolution of 9.2x9.2km (approximately 81 km2). Each given time binning period (Daily, 8-Day, Monthly, Monthly Climatology, Seasonal, Seasonal Climatology, Annual, Cumulative) has a separate file for each product. These files include a main file containing all product-level metadata, and data for each bin filled for that product and time period. In addition, each product includes subordinate files, each of which contains data of one binned geophysical parameter for all bins. Subordinate files must be read in conjunction with the associated main file. The parameters are the normalized water-leaving radiances (radiance data corrected for atmospheric light scattering and sun angles differing from nadir), and geophysical parameters derived from the radiance data. SeaWiFS ocean color binned products consist of: -Normalized water-leaving radiance at 412 nm [file x00 = nLw_412_sum] -Normalized water-leaving radiance at 443 nm [file x01 = nLw_443_sum] -Normalized water-leaving radiance at 490 nm [file x02 = nLw_490_sum] -Normalized water-leaving radiance at 510 nm [file x03 = nLw_510_sum] -Normalized water-leaving radiance at 555 nm [file x04 = nLw_555_sum] -Normalized water-leaving radiance at 670 nm [file x05 = nLw_670_sum] -Angstrom coefficient, 510-865 nm [file x06 = angstrom_510_sum] -Chlorophyll-a concentration [file x07 = chlor_a_sum] -Diffuse attenuation coefficient at 490 nm [file x08 = K_490_sum] -Epsilon of aerosol correction at 765 and 865 nm [file x09 = eps_78_sum] -Aerosol optical thickness at 865 nm [file x10 = tau_865_sum] More detailed information on the Level-3 binned data product format specifications can be found in the document at http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/DOCS/Ocean_Level-3_Binned_Data_Products.pdf The SeaWiFS Level 3 Binned data files are available from the FTP site at ftp://oceans.gsfc.nasa.gov/SeaWiFS/Binned/
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
Not Available
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19970901
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL BACKSCATTER > AEROSOL REFLECTANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL EXTINCTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS > AEROSOL OPTICAL THICKNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PIGMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > EXTINCTION COEFFICIENTS > DIFFUSE ATTENUATION COEFFICIENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > OCEAN COLOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > WATER-LEAVING RADIANCE > NORMALIZED WATER-LEAVING RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PIGMENTS > CHLOROPHYLL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PIGMENTS > CHLOROPHYLL > CHLOROPHYLL-A
Theme_Keyword: SEASTAR > ORBITAL SCIENCES CORPORATION ORBVIEW-2 SATELLITE
Theme_Keyword: SEAWIFS > SEA-VIEWING WIDE FIELD-OF-VIEW SENSOR
Theme_Keyword: EOS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: SEAWIFS > SEA-VIEWING WIDE FIELD-OF-VIEW SENSOR
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Daily
Temporal_Keyword: Weekly - < Monthly
Access_Constraints: From the start of instrument operations through January 1, 1998, all SeaWiFS data is free and available to the public. Following January 1, 1998, SeaWiFS data for scientific research will ONLY be available to Authorized Users who have registered with the SeaWiFS Project. Any individual scientist who will be conducting research that employs SeaWiFS data must be a registered Authorized User. A single Authorized User cannot obtain data to be used anonymously by members of a research group; all of the members of the group must be Authorized Users.
Use_Constraints:
Publications of research results utilizing these data must acknowledge the SeaWiFS Project and the Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GENE CARL FELDMAN
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Data System Manager
Address: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Mailstop 614.8
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 286-9428
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 286-0268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gene.c.feldman@nasa.gov
Back to Top
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
Back to Top
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 9 km
Longitude_Resolution: 9 km
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Back to Top
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/OBPG > Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Contact_Person: GENE CARL FELDMAN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Data System Manager
Address: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Mailstop 614.8
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 286-9428
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 286-0268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gene.c.feldman@nasa.gov
Resource_Description: OBPG_SEAWIFS_L3_B9D_OC
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: HDF
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://oceans.gsfc.nasa.gov/SeaWiFS/Binned/Daily/
Access_Instructions:
Access SeaWiFS Level 3 Binned Daily Ocean Color Data
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gcmd.nasa.gov/getserf.htm?SeaDAS
Access_Instructions:
SeaWiFS Data Analysis System (SeaDAS) for processing, display, analysis, and quality control of ocean products.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/SeaWiFS/
Access_Instructions:
SeaWIFS Project
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/DOCS/http://oceanc...
Access_Instructions:
Data and Processing documentation
Fees: Not Available
Back to Top
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20051025
Metadata_Review_Date: 20060411
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MELANIE F. MEAUX
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Back to Top
[ Update this Record ]


Link to Web Site