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

Type Article
Date 2019-07
Language English
Author(s) Valente Andre1, Sathyendranath Shubha2, Brotas Vanda1, 2, Groom Steve2, Grant Michael2, 3, Taberner Malcolm3, Antoine David4, 5, Arnone Robert6, Balch William M.7, Barker Kathryn8, 9, 10, Barlow Ray11, Belanger Simon12, Berthon Jean-Francois13, Besiktepe Suikru14, Borsheim Yngve15, Bracher Astrid16, 17, Brando Vittorio9, 18, Canuti Elisabetta13, Chavez Francisco19, Cianca Andres20, Claustre HerveORCID4, Clementson Lesley9, Crout Richard21, Frouin Robert22, Garcia-Soto Carlos23, 24, Gibb Stuart W.25, Gould Richard21, Hooker Stanford B.26, Kahru Mati22, Kampel Milton27, Klein Holger28, Kratzer Susanne29, Kudela Raphael30, Ledesma Jesus31, Loisel Hubert32, Matrai Patricia7, McKee David33, Mitchell Brian G.22, Moisan Tiffany34, Muller-Karger Frank35, O'Dowd Leonie36, Ondrusek Michael37, Platt Trevor2, Poulton Alex J.38, Repecaud MichelORCID39, Schroeder Thomas9, Smythe Timothy2, Smythe-Wright Denise40, Sosik Heidi M.41, Twardowski Michael42, Vellucci Vincenzo4, Voss Kenneth43, Werdell Jeremy26, Wernand Marcel44, Wright Simon45, 46, Zibordi Giuseppe13
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Lisbon, Fac Ciencias, MARE Marine & Environm Sci Ctr, P-1749016 Lisbon, Portugal.
2 : Plymouth Marine Lab, Plymouth PL1 3DH, Devon, England.
3 : EUMETSAT, Eumetsat Allee 1, D-64295 Darmstadt, Germany.
4 : Sorbonne Univ, CNRS, LOV, F-06230 Villefranche Sur Mer, France.
5 : Curtin Univ, Sch Earth & Planetary Sci, Remote Sensing & Satellite Res Grp, Perth, WA 6845, Australia.
6 : Univ Southern Mississippi, Stennis Space Ctr, MS USA.
7 : Bigelow Lab Ocean Sci, 60 Bigelow Dr, East Boothbay, ME 04544 USA.
8 : ARGANS Ltd, Plymouth, Devon, England.
9 : CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, Perth, WA, Australia.
10 : Australian Res Data Commons, Caulfield, Australia.
11 : Bayworld Ctr Res & Educ, Cape Town, South Africa.
12 : Univ Quebec, Rimouski, PQ, Canada.
13 : European Commiss, Joint Res Ctr, Ispra, Italy.
14 : Dokuz Eylul Univ, Inst Marine Sci & Technol, Izmir, Turkey.
15 : Inst Marine Res, Bergen, Norway.
16 : Helmholtz Ctr Polar & Marine Res, Alfred Wegener Inst, Bremerhaven, Germany.
17 : Univ Bremen, Inst Environm Phys, Bremen, Germany.
18 : CNR ISMAR, Rome, Italy.
19 : Monterey Bay Aquarium Res Inst, Moss Landing, CA USA.
20 : PLOCAN Ocean Platform Canary Isl, Carretera Taliarte, Telde 35214, Gran Canaria, Spain.
21 : Naval Res Lab, Stennis Space Ctr, MS USA.
22 : Univ Calif San Diego, Scripps Inst Oceanog, San Diego, CA 92103 USA.
23 : Spanish Inst Oceanog IEO, Corazon de Maria 8, Madrid 28002, Spain.
24 : PIE EHU, Areatza Zg, Plentzia 48620, Spain.
25 : Univ Highlands & Isl, North Highland Coll, Environm Res Inst, Thurso, Scotland.
26 : NASA, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA.
27 : Natl Space Res Inst INPE, Remote Sensing Div, Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil.
28 : Fed Maritime & Hydrog Agcy, Operat Oceanog Grp, Hamburg, Germany.
29 : Stockholm Univ, Dept Ecol Environm & Plant Sci, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
30 : Univ Calif Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA.
31 : Inst Mar Peru, Callao, Peru.
32 : Univ Lille, Univ Littoral COte dOpale, Lab Oceanol & Geosci, CNRS,UMR 8187,LOG, 32 Ave Foch, Wimereux, France.
33 : Univ Strathclyde, Phys Dept, Glasgow G4 0NG, Lanark, Scotland.
34 : NASA, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Wallops Flight Facil, Wallops Isl, VA 23337 USA.
35 : Univ S Florida, Coll Marine Sci, Inst Marine Remote Sensing ImaRS, St Petersburg, FL USA.
36 : Marine Inst, Fisheries & Ecosyst Advisory Serv, Galway, Ireland.
37 : NOAA, NESDIS, STAR, SOCD, College Pk, MD USA.
38 : Heriot Watt Univ, Lyell Ctr Earth & Marine Sci & Technol, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
39 : IFREMER, Ctr Brest, Plouzane, France.
40 : Natl Oceanog Ctr, Ocean Biogeochem & Ecosyst, Waterfront Campus, Southampton, Hants, England.
41 : Woods Hole Oceanog Inst, Dept Biol, Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA.
42 : Harbor Branch Oceanog Inst Inc, Ft Pierce, FL USA.
43 : Univ Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 USA.
44 : Royal Netherlands Inst Sea Res, Texel, Netherlands.
45 : Australian Antarctic Div, Hobart, Tas, Australia.
46 : Antarctic Climate & Ecosyst Cooperat Res Ctr, Hobart, Tas, Australia.
Source Earth System Science Data (1866-3508) (Copernicus Gesellschaft Mbh), 2019-07 , Vol. 11 , N. 3 , P. 1037-1068
DOI 10.5194/essd-11-1037-2019
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A global compilation of in situ data is useful 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 (including, inter alia, MOBY, BOUSSOLE, AERONET-OC, SeaBASS, NOMAD, MERMAID, AMT, ICES, HOT and GeP&CO) and span the period from 1997 to 2018. Observations of the following variables were compiled: spectral remote-sensing reflectances, concentrations of chlorophyll a, spectral inherent optical properties, spectral diffuse attenuation coefficients and total suspended matter. The data were from multi-project archives acquired via open internet services or from individual projects, acquired directly from data providers. Methodologies were implemented for homogenization, 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) was propagated throughout the work and made available in the final table. By making the metadata available, provenance is better documented, and it is also possible to analyse each set of data separately. This paper also describes the changes that were made to the compilation in relation to the previous version (Valente et al., 2016). The compiled data are available at https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.898188 (Valente et al., 2019).

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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 Suikru, Borsheim Yngve, Bracher Astrid, Brando Vittorio, Canuti Elisabetta, Chavez Francisco, Cianca Andres, Claustre Herve, Clementson Lesley, Crout Richard, Frouin Robert, Garcia-Soto Carlos, Gibb Stuart W., Gould Richard, Hooker Stanford B., Kahru Mati, Kampel Milton, Klein Holger, Kratzer Susanne, Kudela Raphael, Ledesma Jesus, Loisel Hubert, Matrai Patricia, McKee David, Mitchell Brian G., Moisan Tiffany, Muller-Karger Frank, O'Dowd Leonie, Ondrusek Michael, Platt Trevor, Poulton Alex J., Repecaud Michel, Schroeder Thomas, Smythe Timothy, Smythe-Wright Denise, Sosik Heidi M., Twardowski Michael, Vellucci Vincenzo, Voss Kenneth, Werdell Jeremy, Wernand Marcel, Wright Simon, Zibordi Giuseppe (2019). A compilation of global bio-optical in situ data for ocean-colour satellite applications - version two. Earth System Science Data, 11(3), 1037-1068. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-1037-2019 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00508/61937/