Near-real-time quality-controlled radiometric profiles acquired by Bio-Argo floats

Date 2016-04
Temporal extent 2012 -2014
Author(s) Organelli Emanuele1, Claustre HervéORCID1, Bricaud Annick1, Schmechtig CatherineORCID2, Poteau Antoine1, Xing Xiaogang3, 4, Prieur Louis1, D'Ortenzio Fabrizio1, Dall'Olmo Giorgio5, 6, Vellucci Vincenzo1
Contributor(s) Loisel Hubert, Mork Kjell-Arne, Poulain Pierre-Marie, Slabakova Violeta, Stanev Emil, Thierry VirginieORCID, Conan Pascal, Coppola Laurent, Speich Sabrina
Affiliation(s) 1 : Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, CNRS, UMR 7093, Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV), Villefranche sur Mer, France
2 : Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, CNRS, UMS 3455, OSU Ecce-Terra, Paris Cedex 5, France
3 : Key Laboratory of Physical Oceanography, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
4 : Takuvik Joint International Laboratory, CNRS, Université Laval, UMI 3376, Québec City, Canada
5 : Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom
6 : National Centre for Earth Observation, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom
DOI 10.17882/43499
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) radiometry, real-time, quality-control, Bio-Argo floats

Vertical profiles of Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PAR) and downward irradiance (Ed) at 3 wavelengths (380, 412 and 490 nm) are routinely acquired by autonomous Bio-Argo floats. The database here presented includes radiometric profiles that have been quality-controlled using a specifically developed procedure for real-time distribution of data. The procedure is aimed at verifying only the shape of profiles. In each profile, dark signal, atmospheric clouds, spikes and wave focusing are flagged in a way compliant with the Argo real-time data management system. These data are therefore totally adapted to derive optical quantities such as the diffuse light attenuation coefficients. No quality control on the measured irradiance quantity is performed, which would require development of delayed-mode quality-control procedures. 

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Acknowledgments This database is a contribution to several projects: remOcean (funded by the European Research Council, grant agreement 246777), NAOS (funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche in the frame of the French “Equipement d’avenir” program, grant agreement ANR J11R107-F), UK Bio-Argo (funded by the Natural Environment Research Council-NERC), Argo-Italy (funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research-MIUR), E-AIMS (funded by European Commission-FP7 project), AtlantOS (funded by European Commission-H2020 program, grant agreement 2014-633211), and the French Bio-Argo program (Bio-Argo France; funded by CNES-TOSCA, LEFE Cyber and GMMC).
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Organelli Emanuele, Claustre Hervé, Bricaud Annick, Schmechtig Catherine, Poteau Antoine, Xing Xiaogang, Prieur Louis, D'Ortenzio Fabrizio, Dall'Olmo Giorgio, Vellucci Vincenzo (2016). Near-real-time quality-controlled radiometric profiles acquired by Bio-Argo floats. SEANOE.