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OrbView-2 Sea-Viewing WIde Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) Quasi-Analytical Algorithm (QAA) Global Mapped Data
Entry ID: SeaWiFS_L3m_QAA_2018


Summary
Abstract: The SeaWiFS instrument was launched by Orbital Sciences Corporation on the OrbView-2
(a.k.a. SeaStar) satellite in August 1997, and collected data from September 1997 until
the end of mission in December 2010. SeaWiFS had 8 spectral bands from 412 to 865 nm.
It collected global data at 4 km resolution, and local data (limited onboard storage
and direct broadcast) at 1 km. The mission and sensor were optimized for ocean color
measurements, with a local noon (descending) equator crossing time orbit, fore-and-aft
tilt capability, full dynamic range, and low polarization sensitivity.

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
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


Link: View Related Information
Description: OB.DAAC SeaWiFS OrbView-2 L3M Quasi-Analytical Algorithm (QAA) Landing Page


Link: View Related Information
Description: Ocean Color Forum

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

Data Set Citation
Version: 2018


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-09-04
Stop Date: 2010-12-11


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >ABSORPTION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS


Instrument
SEAWIFS >Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor    [Information]


Data Set Progress
ACTIVE


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



Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED



Distribution
Distribution_Format: netCDF4


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-13



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