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MSl12: The Multi-Sensor Level-1 to Level-2 Code

MSl12 Version 5.2.3

MSl12 is the Multi-Sensor Level-1 to Level-2 processing code developed and maintained by NASA's Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG). This software is capable of retrieving oceanic optical properties and various derived products from the observed top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiances collect by several ocean remote sensing spaceborne radiometers. MSl12 currently supports the processing of various Level-1 formats from SeaWiFS, MODIS, OCTS, MOS, OSMI, POLDER, and CZCS. The MSl12 software is used by the OBPG for standard processing of all ocean products distributed through the ocean color web browsers and ftp sites. The software is also distributed to the general public as a component of the SeaDAS display and analysis package. The SeaDAS developers provide a graphical interface to MSl12, but the underlying code is identical to the OBPG production version.

The purpose of this document is to provide a description of the full capabilities of MSl12 and details on the command-line user interface. This document will also serve as a point of reference for documentation of the algorithms employed in the software, including atmospheric correction methods and derived product algorithms.

1) Run-Time Environment
2) Command-line Interface and Input Parameters
3) Output Products & Associated Algorithms

Questions about the algorithms used by MSl12 or the code itself should be directed to the ocean color forum Satellite Data Products & Algorithms section. Questions about the SeaDAS interface or output product display tools should be directed to the SeaDAS: Ask a Question section of the forum.

This document is very much under construction.

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Authorized by: gene carl feldman

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Updated: 10 November 2008