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Envisat Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) Global Mapped Garver-Siegel-Maritorena Model (GSM) Data
Entry ID: MERIS_L3m_GSM_2014


Summary
Abstract: MERIS (Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) is a programmable, medium-spectral
resolution, imaging spectrometer operating in the solar reflective spectral range.
Fifteen spectral bands can be selected by ground command. The instrument scans the
Earth's surface by the so called "push-broom" method. Linear CCD arrays provide spatial
sampling in the across-track direction, while the satellite's motion provides scanning
in the along-track direction.
MERIS is designed so that it can acquire data over the Earth whenever illumination
conditions are suitable. The instrument's 68.5-degree field-of-view around nadir covers a
swath width of 1150 km. This wide field of view is shared between five identical
optical modules arranged in a fan shape configuration.

Related URL
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Description: NASA Ocean Color Web - Data Distribution Site


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Description: NASA Ocean Color Web - Instrument Description Page


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Description: NASA Ocean Color Web - Algorithm Descriptions


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Description: NASA Ocean Color Web - Data Processing History


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Description: OB.DAAC MERIS Envisat L3M Garver-Siegel-Maritorena Model (GSM) Landing Page


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Description: Ocean Color Forum

Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 2014


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-03-21
Stop Date: 2012-05-09


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >ABSORPTION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS


Platform
ENVISAT >Environmental Satellite    [Information]


Instrument
MERIS >Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer    [Information]


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center (OB.DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Data Center URL: https://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED

Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center (OB.DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Data Center URL: https://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED



Distribution
Distribution_Format: netCDF4


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2018-10-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-19



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