SeaWiFS

SeaWiFS

Summary The SeaWiFS instrument was launched by Orbital Sciences Corporation on the OrbView-2 (a.k.a. SeaStar) satellite in August 1997, and collected data from September 1997 until the end of mission in December 2010. SeaWiFS had 8 spectral bands from 412 to 865 nm. It collected global data at 4 km resolution, and local data (limited onboard storage and direct broadcast) at 1 km. The mission and sensor were optimized for ocean color measurements, with a local noon (descending) equator crossing time orbit, fore-and-aft tilt capability, full dynamic range, and low polarization sensitivity.
Data Record Period Our set of data records covers the entire routine operations period from 1997-09-18 to 2010-12-11.
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How to Cite Suggested Citation for SeaWiFS Datasets:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Ocean Biology Processing Group; ({Dataset Release YYYY}): SeaWiFS {Dataset Name} Data; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Ocean Biology Processing Group. http://doi.org/{DOI} Accessed on 11/27/2016.
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