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 R2014 SeaWiFS R2018 MODIS Aqua R2022 MODIS Terra R2018 OCTS R2014 SNPP VIIRS R2018 NOAA-20 VIIRS R2018 GOCI R2014 HICO R2014 MERIS R2022 S3A OLCI R2022 S3B OLCI R2022
Product
RrsRemote Sensing Reflectance (Rrs)
L1
L2
L3B
L3M
L2
L3B
L3M
Chlor_aChlorophyll-a
L1
L2
L3B
L3M
L2
L3B
L3M
KdDiffuse attenuation coefficient for downwelling irradiance at 490 nm (Kd)
L1
L2
L3B
L3M
L2
L3B
L3M
POCParticulate Organic Carbon (POC)
L1
L2
L2
PICParticulate Inorganic Carbon (PIC)
L1
L2
L2
PARPhotosynthetically Available Radiation (PAR)
L1
L2
L2
iPARInstantaneous Photosynthetically Available Radiation (iPAR)
nFLHNormalized Fluorescence Line Height (nFLH)
IOPInherent Optical Properties (IOP)
L2
L1
L2
L2
GSMInherent Optical Properties from GSM Algorithm (GSM)
QAAInherent Optical Properties from QAA Algorithm (QAA)
ZLEEEuphotic Depth from Lee Algorithm (ZLEE)
LANDNDVI Land Reflectance

Sea Surface Temperature Products

Sensor
CZCSSeaWiFSMODIS Aqua R2019.0MODIS Terra R2019.0OCTSVIIRS SNPP R2016.2VIIRS J1GOCIHICOMERISOLCI S3AOLCI S3B
Product
SST11µm Sea Surface Temperature (SST)
SST44µm Sea Surface Temperature (SST4)
SST3Sea Surface Temperature - Triple