Ocean Color SeaWIFS Products
Entry ID: gov.noaa.class.OC

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Abstract: ABSTRACT: NOAA CoastWatch produces near real-time ocean color products, e.g. chlorophyll-a concentration and turbidity (reflectance), with data from NASA's GeoEye's Orbview-2 satellite (via contractual purchase). The data is collected by selected HRPT ground stations. The level 1A data consists of raw radiance counts from eight bands (six in visible and two in near infrared spectrum), calibration ... View entire text

Purpose: PURPOSE: The purpose of SeaWiFS data is to examine oceanic factors that affect global change and to assess the oceans' role in the global carbon cycle, as well as other biogeochemical cycles, through a comprehensive research program. SeaWiFS data are being used to help clarify the magnitude and variability of chlorophyll and primary production by marine phytoplankton and to determine the distribution and timing of spring blooms, i.e., the time of highly abundant growth.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 65.0   S: 8.0   E: -60.0   W: -160.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/CWP > CoastWatch Program, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of CommerceNASA/GSFC/ESED/GCDC/GES-DISC > Goddard Earth Sciences, Data and Information Services Center, Global Change Data Center, Earth-Sun Exploration Division, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Dataset Title: Ocean Color SeaWIFS Products
Dataset Release Date: 1997-09-04
Online Resource: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-09-04
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Ocean Color values are accurate to within 10 percent. NOAA CoastWatch performs validation of the data through buoy match-ups or other in situ measurements for adjusting processing algorithms as necessary. Chlorophyll values (.001 - 64.767 micrograms per liter) in GeoTIFFs are scaled to 1 to 100. The current turbidity product is the remote sensing reflectance for band 5 ... View entire text
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: http://coastwatch.noaa.gov/cw_faq.html#ocean%20color

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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.
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Data Center
Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.class.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: ______OC ____

Data Center Personnel
Email: info at class.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution Format: HDF HDF4.1r4
Fees: Please See Summary
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Phone: (301) 763-8209 x 347
Email: Heng.Gu at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
5200 Auth Rd Rm 601
City: Camp Springs
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-02
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