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

Title: EMIS - MERIS Monthly climatology sea surface Chlorophyll-a concentration (4km) in mg.m^-3

Description

Monthly climatology sea surface Chlorophyll-a concentration (in mg.m^-3 (log10) at 4km resolution) derived from the MERIS sensor (Satellite remote sensing Ocean color data): Chlorophyll is a photosynthetic pigment commonly present in all phytoplankton species. It is used as a proxy for phytoplankton biomass. Chlorophyll concentration is a standard product from satellite-based optical sensors, usually retrieved from empirical algorithms using reflectance ratios at two or more wavebands.

Contributors
Frederic Melin frederic.melin@ec.europa.eu
How to cite
Melin, Frederic (2013):  EMIS - MERIS Monthly climatology sea surface Chlorophyll-a concentration (4km) in mg.m^-3. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/6f6fdc76-1b81-4c85-8644-54674624234a
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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:

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/6f6fdc76-1b81-4c85-8644-54674624234a
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General information: Monthly climatology sea surface Chlorophyll-a concentration in mg.m^-3 (log10 scalling) derived from the MERIS sensor. Processing information: Chlorophyll-a data is processed using NASA SeaDAS 6.4 software and the standard OC3M algorithm for chla. Temporal ...
Geographic bounding box

70.0° N, 42.0° E, 10.0° S, -30.0° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89

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