Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
15 Nov 2018
 | 15 Nov 2018

A 40-year global data set of visible-channel remote-sensing reflectances and coccolithophore bloom occurrence derived from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer catalogue

Benjamin Roger Loveday and Timothy Smyth

Data sets

40-year AVHRR record of visible channel Rrs and coccolithophorid blooms B. R. Loveday and T. J. Smyth

Short summary
A 40-year data set of ocean reflectance is derived from an atmospherically corrected climate quality record of top-of-atmosphere signals taken from the satellite-based AVHRR sensor. The data set provides a unique view of visible changes in the global ocean over timescales where climatic effects are demonstrable and spans coverage gaps left by more traditional satellite ocean colour sensors. It is particularly relevant to monitoring bright plankton blooms, such as coccolithophores.