A compilation of global bio-optical in situ data for ocean-colour satellite applications

Type Article
Date 2016
Language English
Author(s) Valente Andre1, Sathyendranath Shubha2, Brotas Vanda1, Groom Steve2, Grant Michael2, Taberner Malcolm3, Antoine David4, 5, Arnone Robert6, Balch William M.7, Barker Kathryn8, Barlow Ray9, Belanger Simon10, Berthon Jean-Francois11, Besiktepe Sukru12, Brando Vittorio13, 14, Canuti Elisabetta11, Chavez Francisco15, Claustre Herve16, Crout Richard17, Frouin Robert18, Garcia-Soto Carlos19, 20, Gibb Stuartw.21, Gould Richard17, Hooker Stanford22, Kahru Mati18, Klein Holger23, Kratzer Susanne24, Loisel Hubert25, McKee David26, Mitchell Brian G.18, Moisan Tiffany27, Muller-Karger Frank28, O'Dowd Leonie29, Ondrusek Michael30, Poulton Alex J.31, Repecaud Michel32, Smyth Timothy2, Sosik Heidi M.33, Twardowski Michael34, Voss Kenneth35, Werdell Jeremy22, Wernand Marcel36, Zibordi Giuseppe11
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Lisbon, Marine & Environm Sci Ctr MARE, P-1699 Lisbon, Portugal.
2 : Plymouth Marine Lab, Plymouth PL1 3DH, Devon, England.
3 : EUMETSAT, Eumetsat Allee 1, D-64295 Darmstadt, Germany.
4 : Univ Paris 06, Univ Paris 04, CNRS, Lab Oceanog Villefranche, F-06238 Villefranche Sur Mer, France.
5 : Curtin Univ, Dept Phys Astron & Med Radiat Sci, Remote Sensing & Satellite Res Grp, Perth, WA 6845, Australia.
6 : Univ So Mississippi, Stennis Space Ctr, Kiln, MS USA.
7 : Bigelow Lab Ocean Sci, East Boothbay, ME USA.
8 : ARGANS Ltd, Plymouth, Devon, England.
9 : Bayworld Ctr Res & Educ, Cape Town, South Africa.
10 : Univ Quebec, Dept Biol Chim & Geog, Rimouski, PQ G5L 3A1, Canada.
11 : Commiss European Communities, Joint Res Ctr, I-21020 Ispra, Italy.
12 : Dokuz Eylul Univ, Inst Marine Sci & Technol, Izmir, Turkey.
13 : CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
14 : CNR IREA, Milan, Italy.
15 : Monterey Bay Aquarium Res Inst, Moss Landing, CA USA.
16 : Univ Paris 06, Univ Paris 04, LOV, INSU,CNRS, 181 Chemin Lazaret, F-06230 Villefranche Sur Mer, France.
17 : Naval Res Lab, Stennis Space Ctr, Kiln, MS USA.
18 : Univ Calif San Diego, Scripps Inst Oceanog, San Diego, CA 92103 USA.
19 : Spanish Inst Oceanog IEO, Corazon de Maria 8, Madrid 28002, Spain.
20 : PIE EHU, Plentzia 48620, Spain.
21 : Univ Highlands & Isl, North Highland Coll, Environm Res Inst, Thurso, Scotland.
22 : NASA, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Greenbelt, MD USA.
23 : Fed Maritime & Hydrog Agcy, Operat Oceanog Grp, Hamburg, Germany.
24 : Stockholm Univ, Frescati Backe, Dept Ecol Environm & Plant Sci, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
25 : Univ Littoral Cote dOpale, Lab Oceanol & Geosci, Maison Rech Environm Naturel, Wimereux, France.
26 : Univ Strathclyde, Dept Phys, Glasgow G4 0NG, Lanark, Scotland.
27 : NASA, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Wallops Flight Facil, Wallops Isl, VA 23337 USA.
28 : Univ S Florida, Coll Marine Sci, Inst Marine Remote Sensing ImaRS, St Petersburg, FL 33701 USA.
29 : Inst Marine, Fisheries & Ecosystem Advisory Serv, Galway, Ireland.
30 : NOAA, NESDIS, STAR, SOCD, College Pk, MD USA.
31 : Natl Oceanog Ctr, Ocean Biogeochem & Ecosyst, Waterfront Campus, Southampton, Hants, England.
32 : IFREMER, Ctr Brest, Plouzane, France.
33 : Woods Hole Oceanog Inst, Dept Biol, Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA.
34 : Harbor Branch Oceanog Inst Inc, Ft Pierce, FL USA.
35 : Univ Miami, Dept Phys, Coral Gables, FL 33124 USA.
36 : Royal Netherlands Inst Sea Res, Phys Oceanog Marine Opt & Remote Sensing, Texel, Netherlands.
Source Earth System Science Data (1866-3508) (Copernicus Gesellschaft Mbh), 2016 , Vol. 8 , N. 1 , P. 235-252
DOI 10.5194/essd-8-235-2016
WOS© Times Cited 31
Abstract A compiled set of in situ data is important to evaluate the quality of ocean-colour satellite-data records. Here we describe the data compiled for the validation of the ocean-colour products from the ESA Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative (OC-CCI). The data were acquired from several sources (MOBY, BOUSSOLE, AERONET-OC, SeaBASS, NOMAD, MERMAID, AMT, ICES, HOT, GeP&CO), span between 1997 and 2012, and have a global distribution. Observations of the following variables were compiled: spectral remote-sensing reflectances, concentrations of chlorophyll a, spectral inherent optical properties and spectral diffuse attenuation coefficients. The data were from multi-project archives acquired via the open internet services or from individual projects, acquired directly from data providers. Methodologies were implemented for homogenisation, quality control and merging of all data. No changes were made to the original data, other than averaging of observations that were close in time and space, elimination of some points after quality control and conversion to a standard format. The final result is a merged table designed for validation of satellite-derived ocean-colour products and available in text format. Metadata of each in situ measurement (original source, cruise or experiment, principal investigator) were preserved throughout the work and made available in the final table. Using all the data in a validation exercise increases the number of matchups and enhances the representativeness of different marine regimes. By making available the metadata, it is also possible to analyse each set of data separately. The compiled data are available at doi: 10.1594/PANGAEA.854832 (Valente et al., 2015).
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Valente Andre, Sathyendranath Shubha, Brotas Vanda, Groom Steve, Grant Michael, Taberner Malcolm, Antoine David, Arnone Robert, Balch William M., Barker Kathryn, Barlow Ray, Belanger Simon, Berthon Jean-Francois, Besiktepe Sukru, Brando Vittorio, Canuti Elisabetta, Chavez Francisco, Claustre Herve, Crout Richard, Frouin Robert, Garcia-Soto Carlos, Gibb Stuartw., Gould Richard, Hooker Stanford, Kahru Mati, Klein Holger, Kratzer Susanne, Loisel Hubert, McKee David, Mitchell Brian G., Moisan Tiffany, Muller-Karger Frank, O'Dowd Leonie, Ondrusek Michael, Poulton Alex J., Repecaud Michel, Smyth Timothy, Sosik Heidi M., Twardowski Michael, Voss Kenneth, Werdell Jeremy, Wernand Marcel, Zibordi Giuseppe (2016). A compilation of global bio-optical in situ data for ocean-colour satellite applications. Earth System Science Data, 8(1), 235-252. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-8-235-2016 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00346/45674/