Product Status by Mission

The Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) produces and distributes a standard suite of ocean color products for all compatible sensors at Level-2 and Level-3, plus sea surface temperature (SST) products from MODIS and VIIRS. The OBPG also produces a suite of provisional products for evaluation. Provisional products have been approved for large-scale production, but they have not yet been accepted as standard products. The descriptions and references for these standard and provisional products are provided below. The product names link to the associated Product and Algorithm Description Document (PADD), which serves to satisfy the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) requirement as defined by the NASA Earth Observing System Project Science Office.

Click on the L2, L3B, and L3M in each cell to go to the corresponding dataset landing page. The latest reprocessing for the dataset is displayed in the badge beside the sensor name.

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Ocean Color Products

Sensor
CZCS r2014SeaWiFS r2018MODIS Aqua r2018MODIS Terra r2018OCTS r2014VIIRS SNPP r2018VIIRS J1 r2018GOCI r2014HICO r2014MERIS r2012OLCI S3AOLCI S3B
Product
RrsRemote Sensing Reflectance (Rrs)
L1
L2
Chlor_aChlorophyll-a
L1
L2
Kd_490Diffuse attenuation coefficient for downwelling irradiance at 490 nm (Kd_490)
L1
L2
POCParticulate Organic Carbon (POC)
L1
L2
PICParticulate Inorganic Carbon (PIC)
L1
L2
PARPhotosynthetically Available Radiation (PAR)
L1
L2
iPARInstantaneous Photosynthetically Available Radiation (iPAR)
nFLHNormalized Fluorescence Line Height (nFLH)
GIOPInherent Optical Properties from GIOP Algorithm (GIOP)
L2
L1
L2
GSMInherent Optical Properties from GSM Algorithm (GSM)
QAAInherent Optical Properties from QAA Algorithm (QAA)
ZLEEEuphotic Depth from Lee Algorithm (ZLEE)
LANDNDVI Land Reflectance

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Sea Surface Temperature Products

Sensor
CZCSSeaWiFSMODIS Aqua r2014MODIS Terra r2014OCTSVIIRS SNPP r2016VIIRS J1GOCIHICOMERISOLCI S3AOLCI S3B
Product
SST11µm Sea Surface Temperature (SST)
SST44µm Sea Surface Temperature (SST4)
SST3Sea Surface Temperature - Triple

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