Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 1037–1068, 2019
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 1037–1068, 2019

Data description paper 15 Jul 2019

Data description paper | 15 Jul 2019

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

André Valente et al.

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A compiled set of in situ data is useful to evaluate the quality of ocean-colour satellite data records. Here we describe the compilation of global bio-optical in situ data (spanning from 1997 to 2018) used for the validation of the ocean-colour products from the ESA Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative (OC-CCI). The compilation merges and harmonizes several in situ data sources into a simple format that could be used directly for the evaluation of satellite-derived ocean-colour data.