Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 235–252, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-8-235-2016
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 235–252, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-8-235-2016

  03 Jun 2016

03 Jun 2016

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

André Valente et al.

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A compilation of global bio-optical in situ data for ocean-colour satellite applications André Valente, Shubha Sathyendranath, Vanda Brotas, Steve Groom, Michael Grant, Malcolm Taberner, David Antoine, Robert Arnone, William M. Balch, Kathryn Barker, Ray Barlow, Simon Bélanger, Jean-François Berthon, Sukru Besiktepe, Vittorio Brando, Elisabetta Canuti, Francisco P. Chavez, Hervé Claustre, Richard Crout, Robert Frouin, Carlos García-Soto, Stuart Gibb, Richard Gould, Stanford Hooker, Mati Kahru, Holger Klein, Susanne Kratzer, Hubert Loisel, David McKee, Greg Mitchell, Tiffany Moisan, Frank E. Muller-Karger, Leonie O'Dowd, Michael Ondrusek, Alex J. Poulton, Michel Repecaud, Timothy J. Smyth, Heidi Sosik, Michael S. Twardowski, Kenneth Voss, P. Jeremy Werdell, Marcel R. Wernand, Giuseppe Zibordi https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.854832

Short summary
A compiled set of in situ data is important 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 2012) 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.