Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative (OC–CCI)

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The Ocean Colour CCI (OC_CCI) project focuses on the Ocean Colour ECV encompassing water-leaving radiance in the visible domain, derived chlorophyll and inherent optical properties and uses data archives of from ESA’s MERIS and NASA’s SeaWiFS, MODIS and possibly CZCS sensors archives. 

ACCESS

published

yes

availability

public

link

to data  here

DESCRIPTORS

type

 derived data

gridded

yes

formats

netcdf, binary, ascii

TEMPORAL

period

historical

coverage

1997–2012 (most reliable period)

resolution

daily

SPATIAL

coverage

global

resolution

~4 km/pixel

depth

surface

Source: Figure 12 from Melin et al. (2017)
KEY REFERENCES
  • Melin, F., Vantrepotte, V., Chuprin, A., Grant, M., Jackson, T., & Sathyendranath, S. (2017). Assessing the fitness-for- purpose of satellite multi-mission ocean color climate data records: A protocol applied to OC-CCI chlorophyll-a data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 203, 139–151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.03.039.
MORE INFORMATION
  • The products are available in two projections: sinusoidal and geographic.
  • Rrs values are provided for the standard SeaWiFS wavelengths (412, 443, 490, 510, 555, 670nm) with pixel-by-pixel uncertainty estimates for each wavelength.
  • The OC-CCI product includes inherent optical properties (IOP): the total absorption and particle backscattering coefficients, and, additionally, the fraction of detrital & dissolved organic matter absorption (adg) and phytoplankton absorption (aph).
  • For supporting documentation browse the documention and references posted on the Ocean Colour–CCI website. 

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