A Dataset of Ocean Color Products in High-Latitude Oceans of the Northern Hemisphere from 2003-2020

In high-latitude oceans, extreme weather conditions and complex environments make it difficult to obtain large-scale ocean color data through in situ measurements, such as buoy and shipboard measurements, especially during the winter season. Ocean color satellites provide the only means of monitoring marine ecological environments at regional and global scales. However, due to the reduced accuracy of atmospheric correction models under large solar zenith angles, publicly-available datasets currently lack ocean color data for the high-latitude oceans during the winter season. In this study, we developed a dataset of ocean color products for the high-latitude oceans of the Northern Hemisphere (≥50°N) from 2003 to 2020 based on a newly-developed atmospheric correction model. We validated the accuracy of the retrieved chlorophyll concentration products using in situ datasets from the NASA Bio-Optical Marine Algorithm Dataset (NOMAD). The results indicated that our dataset had more reliable and accurate records compared to the products distributed by NASA. For instance, This study has established a dataset that, for the first time, covers a long time series (2003-2020) of ocean color products during the winter season in the high-latitude oceans of the Northern Hemisphere, which should be helpful for the study of the marine ecological environments of the Arctic and sub-Arctic oceans.

In high-latitude oceans, extreme weather conditions and complex environments make it difficult to obtain large-scale ocean color data through in situ measurements, such as buoy and shipboard measurements, especially during the winter season. Ocean color satellites provide the only means of monitoring marine ecological environments at regional and global scales. However, due to the reduced accuracy of atmospheric correction models under large solar zenith angles, publicly-available datasets currently lack ocean color data for the high-latitude oceans during the winter season. In this study, we developed a dataset of ocean color products for the high-latitude oceans of the Northern Hemisphere (≥50°N) from 2003 to 2020 based on a newly-developed atmospheric correction model. We validated the accuracy of the retrieved chlorophyll concentration products using in situ datasets from the NASA Bio-Optical Marine Algorithm Dataset (NOMAD). The results indicated that our dataset had more reliable and accurate records compared to the products distributed by NASA. For instance, This study has established a dataset that, for the first time, covers a long time series (2003-2020) of ocean color products during the winter season in the high-latitude oceans of the Northern Hemisphere, which should be helpful for the study of the marine ecological environments of the Arctic and sub-Arctic oceans.

Disciplines

Physical oceanography

Keywords

MODIS-Aqua, Ocean Color, High-Latitude Oceans

Location

90N, 50S, 180E, -180W

Devices

MODIS-Aqua

Data

FileSizeFormatProcessingAccess
2002
808 MozipProcessed data
2003
1 GozipProcessed data
2004
1 GozipProcessed data
2005
1 GozipProcessed data
2006
1 GozipProcessed data
2007
1 GozipProcessed data
2008
1 GozipProcessed data
2009
1 GozipProcessed data
2010
1 GozipProcessed data
2011
1 GozipProcessed data
2012
1 GozipProcessed data
2013
1 GozipProcessed data
2014
1 GozipProcessed data
2015
1 GozipProcessed data
2016
1 GozipProcessed data
2017
1 GozipProcessed data
2018
1 GozipProcessed data
2019
1 GozipProcessed data
2020
1 GozipProcessed data
Sample programs and data
202 Mozip
How to cite
Hao Li (2020). A Dataset of Ocean Color Products in High-Latitude Oceans of the Northern Hemisphere from 2003-2020. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/97654

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