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Historical Ocean Color Sensors

 

SENSOR CZCS OCTS POLDER

AGENCY

NASA (USA)

NASDA (Japan)

CNES (France)

SATELLITE

Nimbus-7 (USA)

ADEOS (Japan)

ADEOS (Japan)

OPERATING DATES

10/24/1978-

06/22/1986

8/17/1996-

7/1/1997

8/17/1996-

29/6/1997

SWATH(km)

1556

1400

2400

MAXIMUM RESOLUTION(m)

825

700

6000

OCEAN COLOR BANDS(nm)

443 520 550

670 750

412 443 490 520 565 670 765 865

443 490 565 670 763 765 865 910

EQUATOR CROSSING TIME

noon

10:30am

10:30am

PRODUCT LEVELS

Level-1
Level-1A
Level-2
Level-3

Level-1A
Level-2
Level-3

Level-1
Level-2
Level-3

FILE SIZE(Mbytes)

5.4 (Level-1)
0.4 (Level-1A)
0.2 (Level-2)
0.9-11.1 (Level-3)

7.7 (Level-1A)
2.8 (Level-2)
2.2-38 (Level-3)

665 (Level-1)

0.3-40 (Level-2)

45-457 (Level-3)

GEOPHYSICAL PRODUCTS

- Water leaving radiance

at 443 520 555 nm

- Aerosol radiance at 670nm
- Pigment concentration
- Diffuse attenuation

coefficient

-Water-leaving radiance at 412 443 490 520 565 670

-Angström Coefficient 520-865

-Chlorophyll a concentration

-K(490)

-Epsilon of aerosol correction at 765 and 865 nm

-Aerosol optical thickness at 865 nm

-Above-water directional marine reflectance at 443, 490 and 565 nm

-Underwater diffuse marine reflectance at 443, 490 and 565 nm, pigment concentration, water type

-Marine aerosols: optical thickness at 865 nm, Angström coefficient, refractive index, aerosol model

FORMAT

CRTT, DSP, HDF, PST

HDF

Binary

DATA CENTER

OBPG OBPG CNES

ACCESS STATUS

Open

Open

Open

 

Active Ocean Color Sensors

 

SENSOR MOS SeaWiFS MODIS OCI

AGENCY

DLR (Germany)

NASA (USA)

NASA (USA)

NEC (Japan)

SATELLITE

IRS-P3 (India)

OrbView-2 (USA)

Terra (USA) Aqua (USA)

ROCSAT-1 (Taiwan)

OPERATING DATES

3/21/1996-

8/1/1997-present (data from 9/18/1997-12/23/2004)

12/18/1999- (Terra)

5/4/2002- (Aqua)

Jan. 1999

SWATH(km)

200

2800

2330

704

MAXIMUM RESOLUTION(m)

500

1100

1000

 

OCEAN COLOR BANDS(nm)

408 443 485 520 570 615 650 685 750 757 760.6 763.5 766.5 815 870 945

412 443 490 510 555 670 765 865

412 443 488 531 551 667 678 765 865

443 490 510 555 670 865

EQUATOR CROSSING TIME

 

noon

10:30am (Terra)

1:30pm (Aqua)

 

PRODUCT LEVELS

Level-1B

Level-high

Level-1A
Level-2
Level-3

Level-1A

Level-1B

Level-2

Level-3

Level-4

Level-0 Level-1A Level-1B Level-2 Level-3

FILE SIZE(Mbytes)

 

20-60 (Level-1A)

21 (Level-2)

55-250 (Level-3)

   

GEOPHYSICAL PRODUCTS

-Lw radiance for band 1 to 8 of MOS-B (408 - 685 nm)

-Water-leaving reflectance Rw(Lambda) for channels 1 to 8 of MOS-B (408 - 685 nm)

-Aerosol optical thickness tauA, probably for 750 nm . Angstrom-coefficient alpha for extrapolation of tauA "CZCS"-pigment

- nLw radiances at 412, 443, 490, 510, 555, and 670 nm

-Chlorophyll a concentration

-K(490)

-Angstrom coefficient, 510-865 nm

-Epsilon of aerosol correction at 765 and 865 nm

-Aerosol optical thickness at 865nm

- nLw radiance 412 to 678 nm

-Aerosol optical thickness at 865nm

-Aerosol model identification #1, 2

-Epsilon of clear water aerosol correction at 531, 667 nm

-Chlorophyll a + pheopigment

-Chlorophyll a concentration

-Total pigment concentration

-Total absorption coefficient at 412,443,488 531,551nm

More…..

 

FORMAT

 

HDF

HDF-EOS

 

DATA CENTER

MOS instrument team at Andreas.Neumann@dlr.de or Thomas.Walzel@dlr.de

OBPG

OBPG

 

OCI-SDDC (Taiwan)

ACCESS STATUS

Restricted

Restricted

open

open

 

Active Ocean Color Sensors (continue)

 

SENSOR OCM OSMI MERIS GLI POLDER-2

AGENCY

ISRO (India)

KARI (Korea)

ESA (Europe)

NASDA (Japan)

CNES (France)

SATELLITE

IRS-P4 (India)

KOMPSAT (Korea)

ENVISAT-1 (Europe)

ADEOS - II (Japan)

ADEOS - II (Japan)

OPERATING DATES

5/26/1999-present

12/20/1999-present

3/1/2002-present

April 2003 - October 2003

April 2003 - October 2003

SWATH(km)

1420

800

1150

1600

2400

MAXIMUM RESOLUTION(m)

360

850

300

6000

742

OCEAN COLOR BANDS(nm)

412, 443, 490, 510, 555, 670, 765, 865  

412.5 442.5 490 510 560 620 665 681.25 705 753.75 760.5 775 865 890 900

380 400 412 443 460 490 520 545 565 625 666 680 710 749 865 443 490 565 670 763 765 865 910

EQUATOR CROSSING TIME

noon

    10:30 AM 10:30 AM

PRODUCT LEVELS

    Level 2 LAC, Level 2 GAC, Level 3 Binned, Level 3 Mapped Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 Level-1B

Level-2

FILE SIZE(MB)

         

GEOPHYSICAL PRODUCTS

   

-nLw radiance for all bands

-Water vapor content

-Algal pigment I, II

-Suspended matter & yellow substance

-PAR

-Aerosol optical thickness & epsilon factor

-nLw

-Chlorophyll a, CDOM, Suspended Sediments, K490

-Research Products (Pigment, Phytoplankton, Fluorescence, PAR, Primary Productivity, more)

-Above-water directional marine reflectance at 443, 490, 565 and 670nm (new)

-Underwater diffuse marine reflectance at 443, 490, 565 and 670nm , pigment concentration, SEAWIFS-like chlorophyll aconcentration, water type, new bio-optical parameters such as absorption and backscattering coefficients

-Marine aerosols: optical thickness at 865 nm, Angstrm coefficient, refractive index, aerosol model, absorption coefficient (new)

FORMAT

  HDF   HDF binary and/or HDF (daily, 10-day and monthly syntheses )

DATA CENTER

SeaSpace KARI   EORC CNES

ACCESS STATUS

Restricted     PI-restricted (Prelaunch) Open (no restriction)

 

Future Ocean Color Sensors

 

SENSOR COCTS VIIRS CMODIS

AGENCY

CNSA (China)

NASA-DoD-NOAA

CNSA (China)

SATELLITE

HaiYang - 1 (China)

NPP (USA)

Shenzhou-3

OPERATING DATES

May 15, 2002 - present

Scheduled (2009)

March 25, 2002-present

SWATH(km)

1400

1700

650-700

MAXIMUM RESOLUTION(m)

1100

400/800

500

OCEAN COLOR BANDS(nm)

412, 443, 490, 520, 565, 670, 765, 865 412, 445, 488, 555, 672, 746, 865 413, 433, 453, 473, 493, 513, 533, 553, 593, (?) 613, 633, 653, 673, 693, 713, 733, 753, 773

EQUATOR CROSSING TIME

8:35-10:50 AM descending node 10:30 AM descendig node, sun-synchronous, circular Non-sun-synchronous orbit

PRODUCT LEVELS

     

FILE SIZE(MB)

     

GEOPHYSICAL PRODUCTS

Ocean color, chlorophyll, suspended sediments

Ocean color, SST Ocean color, SST

FORMAT

     

DATA CENTER

  NOAA  

ACCESS STATUS

     
       
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