SeaWiFS Level-3 Mapped Photosynthetically Available Radiation Data Version 2022
|Data Citation||Suggested Citation for SeaWiFS:|
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Ocean Biology Processing Group. Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) Photosynthetically Available Radiation Data; 2022 Reprocessing. NASA OB.DAAC, Greenbelt, MD, USA. doi: 10.5067/ORBVIEW-2/SEAWIFS/L3M/PAR/2022.
Accessed on 11/25/2022
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|Sensor 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 1997-09-04 to 2010-12-11.|