A 40-year global data set of visible-channel remote-sensing reflectances and coccolithophore bloom occurrence derived from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer catalogue

Loveday, BR; Smyth, TJ. 2018 A 40-year global data set of visible-channel remote-sensing reflectances and coccolithophore bloom occurrence derived from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer catalogue. Earth System Science Data, 10 (4). 2043-2054. 10.5194/essd-10-2043-2018

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Abstract/Summary

A consistently calibrated 40-year-long data set of visible-channel remote-sensing reflectance has been derived from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) sensor global time series. The data set uses as its source the Pathfinder Atmospheres – Extended (PATMOS-x) v5.3 Climate Data Record for top-of-atmosphere (TOA) visible-channel reflectances. This paper describes the theoretical basis for the atmospheric correction procedure and its subsequent implementation, including the necessary ancillary data files used and quality flags applied, in order to determine remote-sensing reflectance. The resulting data set is produced at daily, and archived at monthly, resolution, on a 0.1° × 0.1° grid at https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.892175. The primary aim of deriving this data set is to highlight regions of the global ocean affected by highly reflective blooms of the coccolithophorid Emiliania huxleyi (where lith concentration  > 2–5×104mL−1) over the past 40 years.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Other (PML)
Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Earth Observation Science and Applications
Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Marine Biochemistry and Observations
Depositing User: Kim Hockley
Date made live: 15 Nov 2018 16:03
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2018 16:03
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/8045

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