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A Compilation of Global Bio-Optical in Situ Data for Ocean-Colour Satellite ApplicationsA 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, GePCO), 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:10.1594PANGAEA.854832 (Valente et al., 2015).
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Valente, Andre
(Lisbon Univ. Portugal)
Sathyendranath, Shubha
(Plymouth Marine Lab. United Kingdom)
Brotus, Vanda
(Lisbon Univ. Portugal)
Groom, Steve
(Plymouth Marine Lab. United Kingdom)
Grant, Michael
(Plymouth Marine Lab. United Kingdom)
Taberner, Malcolm
(European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites Darmstadt, Germany)
Antoine, David
(Paris Univ. France)
Arnone, Robert
(University of Southern Mississippi Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States)
Balch, William M.
(Bigelow Lab. for Ocean Sciences West Boothbay Harbor, ME, United States)
Barker, Kathryn
(ARGANS Ltd Plymouth, UK)
Barlow, Ray
(Bayworld Centre for Research and Education Cape Town, South Africa)
Belanger, Simon
(Quebec Univ. Rimouski, Quebec, Canada)
Berthon, Jean-Francois
(Commission of the European Communities Ispra, Italy)
Besiktepe, Sukru
(Dokuz Eylul Univ. Izmir, Turkey)
Brando, Vittorio
(Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Canberra, Australia)
Canuti, Elisabetta
(Commission of the European Communities Ispra, Italy)
Chavez, Francisco
(Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Inst. Moss Landing, CA, United States)
Claustre, Herve
(Paris Univ. France)
Crout, Richard
(Naval Research Lab. Stennis Space Center, MS, United States)
Frouin, Robert
(Scripps Institution of Oceanography San Diego, CA, United States)
Garcia-Soto, Carlos
(Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia Madrid, Spain)
Gibb, Stuart W.
(Environmental Research Inst. Thurso, Scotland)
Gould, Richard
(Naval Research Lab. Stennis Space Center, MS, United States)
Hooker, Stanford
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Kahru, Mati
(Scripps Institution of Oceanography San Diego, CA, United States)
Klein, Holger
(Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency Hamburg, Germany)
Kratzer, Susanne
(Stockholm Univ. Sweden)
Loisel, Hubert
(Littoral Univ. Wimereux, France)
McKee, David
(Strathclyde Univ. Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Mitchell, Brian G.
(Scripps Institution of Oceanography San Diego, CA, United States)
Moisan, Tiffany
(NASA Wallops Flight Center Wallops Island, VA, United States)
Muller-Karger, Frank
(University of South Florida Saint Petersburg, FL, United States)
O'Dowd, Leonie
(Fisheries and Ecosystem Advisory Services Galway, Ireland)
Ondrusek, Michael
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration College Park, MD, United States)
Poulton, Alex J.
(National Oceanography Centre Southampton, United Kingdom)
Repecaud, Michel
(Institut Francais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer Nantes, France)
Sosik, Heidi M.
(Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. MA, United States)
Smyth, Timothy
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Twardowski, Michael
(Harbor Branch Oceanographic Inst. Fort Pierce, FL, United States)
Voss, Kenneth
(Miami Univ. Coral Gables, FL, United States)
Werdell, Paul Jeremy
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Wernaud, Marcel
(Royal Netherlands inst. for Sea Research Texel, Netherlands)
Zibordi, Giuseppe
(Commission of the European Communities Ispra, Italy)
Date Acquired
June 12, 2017
Publication Date
June 3, 2016
Publication Information
Publication: Earth System Science Data
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
ISSN: 1866-3508
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
Statistics And Probability
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