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dc.contributor.editorAntoine, David
dc.identifier.citationIOCCG (2004) Guide to the Creation and Use of Ocean-Colour, Level-3, Binned Data Products, (ed. D. Antoine). Dartmouth, NS, Canada, International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG), 88pp. (Reports of the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group, No. 4), DOI:
dc.description.abstractOne of the goals of launching a number of ocean-colour sensors aboard various satellites is to build a long-term, multi-sensor, multi-year, ocean-colour archive. The derived chlorophyll concentrations (in time and space) can be used to resolve inter-annual-to-decadal changes in oceanic phytoplankton biomass in response to global environmental changes. This report examines issues related to the diversity in current “binning” schemes used for ocean-colour data, and recommends basic approaches that could be used across agencies or projects, in parallel to the current schemes. Issues related to merging of ocean-colour data from different sensors are also addressed, as well as the synergistic use of ocean colour with other satellite-derived observations, such as sea-surface temperature. The aim of the report is not to define the best way to generate Level-3 ocean colour data products from Level-2 data, which is outside the scope of this study, but rather to list previously unconsidered issues that may impair the use, intercomparison or merging of Level-3 ocean-colour data sets, as well as their application with other satellite-derived data sets.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipIOCCG Sponsoring Space Agenciesen_US
dc.publisherInternational Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReports of the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG);4
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0*
dc.titleGuide to the Creation and Use of Ocean-Colour, Level-3, Binned Data Products.en_US
dc.publisher.placeDartmouth, NS, Canadaen_US
dc.subject.parameterDisciplineParameter Discipline::Biological oceanographyen_US
dc.subject.instrumentTypeInstrument Type Vocabulary::ocean colour radiometersen_US
dc.subject.dmProcessesData Management Practices::Data analysisen_US
dc.description.eovocean colouren_US
dc.description.bptypeBest Practiceen_US

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