Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact: jrc-emis@ec.europa.eu

Title: EMIS - MERIS Monthly anomalies sea surface diffuse attenuation coefficient at 490nm (4km) in m^-1

Description

Water Transparency (Diffuse attenuation coefficient at 490nm, Kd490 in m^-1 at 4km resolution): The diffuse attenuation coefficient Kd490 measures the light penetration in the water column at the blue-green wavelengths (ca. 490 nm). It represents a good indicator of water transparency resulting from the combined action of absorption and backscattering by the water constituents, and the structure of the surrounding light field.

Contributors
Frederic Melin frederic.melin@ec.europa.eu
How to cite
Melin, Frederic (2013):  EMIS - MERIS Monthly anomalies sea surface diffuse attenuation coefficient at 490nm (4km) in m^-1. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/55a136b1-50ef-44c9-962f-95345ee08e9f
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Additional information
Last modified 2013-06-11
Issue date 2013-08-29
Landing page http://emis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
Temporal coverage

From: 2002-05-01 – To: 2012-03-31

Language English
Data theme(s) Environment
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT
EuroVoc concept(s) environmental monitoring; ocean; oceanography; protected area
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/55a136b1-50ef-44c9-962f-95345ee08e9f
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General information : Monthly anomalies sea surface diffuse attenuation coefficient at 490nm in m^-1 (log10 scalling) derived from the MERIS sensor. Processing information: Kd(490) data is processed using SeaDAS 6.4 software and the standard algorithm for Kd(490) (Werdell 2005). ...
Geographic bounding box

70.0° N, 42.0° E, 10.0° S, -30.0° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89

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