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 data       graph  M    ZZZ - DEPRECATED - Chlorophyll a concentration, ESA OC CCI - 8-Day, 1997-2018. v4.1    ?   F   I   M   background (external link) RSS Subscribe
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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Grid
attribute NC_GLOBAL comment String See summary attribute
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String CF-1.7, COARDS, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creation_date String 20191207T182625Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String help at
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String Plymouth Marine Laboratory
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2019-12-07T18:26:25Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 359.9792
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 89.97916
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -89.97916
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution double 0.0416666635795323
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 359.9792
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double 0.02083333
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution double 0.04166667052552379
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String Tue Jan 21 20:34:25 2020: ncatted -O -a geospatial_lon_max,global,o,f,360.0
Tue Jan 21 20:34:25 2020: ncatted -O -a geospatial_lon_min,global,o,f,0.0
Tue Jan 21 20:34:25 2020: ncatted -O -a valid_max,lon,o,f,359.9792
Tue Jan 21 20:34:25 2020: ncatted -O -a valid_min,lon,o,f,0.02083
Tue Jan 21 20:34:08 2020: ncap2 -O -s where(lon<0) lon=lon+360
Tue Jan 21 20:33:55 2020: ncks -O --msa_usr_rdr -d lon,0.0,180.0 -d lon,-180.0,0.0
Source data were:,,,,; netcdf_compositor_cci composites Rrs_412, Rrs_443, Rrs_490, Rrs_510, Rrs_555, Rrs_670, water_class1, water_class2, water_class3, water_class4, water_class5, water_class6, water_class7, water_class8, water_class9, water_class10, water_class11, water_class12, water_class13, water_class14, atot_412, atot_443, atot_490, atot_510, atot_555, atot_670, aph_412, aph_443, aph_490, aph_510, aph_555, aph_670, adg_412, adg_443, adg_490, adg_510, adg_555, adg_670, bbp_412, bbp_443, bbp_490, bbp_510, bbp_555, bbp_670, chlor_a, kd_490, Rrs_412_bias, Rrs_443_bias, Rrs_490_bias, Rrs_510_bias, Rrs_555_bias, Rrs_670_bias, chlor_a_log10_bias, aph_412_bias, aph_443_bias, aph_490_bias, aph_510_bias, aph_555_bias, aph_670_bias, adg_412_bias, adg_443_bias, adg_490_bias, adg_510_bias, adg_555_bias, adg_670_bias, kd_490_bias with --mean, Rrs_412_rmsd, Rrs_443_rmsd, Rrs_490_rmsd, Rrs_510_rmsd, Rrs_555_rmsd, Rrs_670_rmsd, chlor_a_log10_rmsd, aph_412_rmsd, aph_443_rmsd, aph_490_rmsd, aph_510_rmsd, aph_555_rmsd, aph_670_rmsd, adg_412_rmsd, adg_443_rmsd, adg_490_rmsd, adg_510_rmsd, adg_555_rmsd, adg_670_rmsd, kd_490_rmsd with --root-mean-square, and MODISA_nobs, VIIRS_nobs, MERIS_nobs, SeaWiFS_nobs, total_nobs - with --total
1557795242 Subsetted from standardised_geo/ to only include variables MERIS_nobs_sum,MODISA_nobs_sum,SeaWiFS_nobs_sum,VIIRS_nobs_sum,chlor_a,chlor_a_log10_bias,chlor_a_log10_rmsd,crs,lat,lon,time,total_nobs_sum
attribute NC_GLOBAL id String
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String Plymouth Marine Laboratory
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String aqua, area, array, array-data, bias, bin, blended, cci, cell, chemistry, chlor_a, chlor_a_log10_bias, chlor_a_log10_rmsd, chlorophyll, chlorophyll-a, class, color, colour, combination, comprehensive, concentration, concentration_of_chlorophyll_in_sea_water, contributing, count, coverage, data, depending, difference, earth, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Chlorophyll, esa, field, field-of-view, gac, generated, global, imager, imager/radiometer, imaging, infrared, laboratory, lac, large, local, log, log-transformed, log10, log10-transformed, marine, mass, mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_a_in_sea_water, mean, memberships, meris, MERIS_nobs_sum, moderate, modis, MODISA_nobs_sum, not, number, observation, observations, oc3, oc4v6, oc5, ocean, ocean color, ocean colour, oceans, oci, plymouth, product, radiometer, resolution, root, root-mean-square-difference, satellite, science, sea, sea-wide, seadas, seawater, seawifs, SeaWiFS_nobs_sum, sensor, spectroradiometer, square, statistics, stewardship, suite, system, time, total, total_nobs_sum, transformed, using, view, viirs, VIIRS_nobs_sum, visible, water, wide
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String ESA CCI Data Policy: free and open access. When referencing, please use: Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative dataset, Version <Version Number>, European Space Agency, available online at We would also appreciate being notified of publications so that we can list them on the project website at
attribute NC_GLOBAL naming_authority String
attribute NC_GLOBAL NCO String 4.3.7
attribute NC_GLOBAL nco_openmp_thread_number int 1
attribute NC_GLOBAL netcdf_file_type String NETCDF4_CLASSIC
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 89.97916
attribute NC_GLOBAL number_of_files_composited int 5
attribute NC_GLOBAL number_of_optical_water_types String 14
attribute NC_GLOBAL platform String Orbview-2,Aqua,Envisat,Suomi-NPP
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_level String Level-3
attribute NC_GLOBAL product_version String 4.1
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String Climate Change Initiative - European Space Agency
attribute NC_GLOBAL references String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL sensor String SeaWiFS,MODIS,MERIS,VIIRS
attribute NC_GLOBAL sensors_present String MODISA VIIRSN
attribute NC_GLOBAL source String NASA SeaWiFS L2 R2018.0 LAC and GAC, MODIS-Aqua L2 R2018.0, MERIS L1B 3rd reprocessing inc OCL corrections, NASA VIIRS L2 R2018.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -89.97916
attribute NC_GLOBAL spatial_resolution String 4km nominal at equator
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v29
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Data products generated by the Ocean Colour component of the European Space Agency Climate Change Initiative project. These files are 8 day composites of merged sensor (MERIS, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Aqua, Sea-Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS) Local Area Coverage (LAC) & Global Area Coverage (GAC), Visible and Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)) products. MODIS Aqua and MERIS were band-shifted and bias-corrected to SeaWiFS bands and values using a temporally and spatially varying scheme based on the overlap years of 2003-2007. VIIRS was band-shifted and bias-corrected in a second stage against the MODIS Rrs that had already been corrected to SeaWiFS levels, for the overlap period 2012-2013. VIIRS, MODIS and SeaWiFS Rrs were derived from standard NASA L2 products; MERIS - from a combination of NASA's l2gen (for basic sensor geometry corrections, etc) and HYGEOS Polymer v4.8 (for atmospheric correction). The Rrs were binned to a sinusoidal 4km level-3 grid, and later to 4km geographic projection, by Brockmann Consult's BEAM. Derived products were generally computed with the standard SeaDAS algorithms. QAA IOPs were derived using the standard SeaDAS algorithm but with a modified backscattering table to match that used in the bandshifting. The final chlorophyll is a combination of OC4, Hu's CI and OC5, depending on the water class memberships. Uncertainty estimates were added using the fuzzy water classifier and uncertainty estimation algorithm of Tim Moore as documented in Jackson et al (2017).
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_duration String P8D
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2018-12-27T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_resolution String P8D
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1997-09-04T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String ZZZ - DEPRECATED - Chlorophyll a concentration, ESA OC CCI - 8-Day, 1997-2018. v4.1
attribute NC_GLOBAL tracking_id String d31b23de-b647-4924-a9d2-e2fc8172bbab
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double 0.02083333
dimension time   double nValues=982, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=7 days 22h 26m 3s
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 8.733312E8, 1.5458688E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Time
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
dimension latitude   float nValues=4320, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=-0.0416666635795323
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float -89.97916, 89.97916
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
attribute latitude valid_max float 89.979164
attribute latitude valid_min float -89.979164
dimension longitude   float nValues=8640, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.04166667052552379
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float 0.02083333, 359.9792
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
attribute longitude valid_max float 359.9792
attribute longitude valid_min float 0.02083
variable chlor_a   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute chlor_a _FillValue float NaN
attribute chlor_a ancillary_variables String chlor_a_log10_rmsd chlor_a_log10_bias
attribute chlor_a colorBarMaximum double 30.0
attribute chlor_a colorBarMinimum double 0.03
attribute chlor_a colorBarScale String Log
attribute chlor_a grid_mapping String crs
attribute chlor_a ioos_category String Ocean Color
attribute chlor_a long_name String Chlorophyll-a concentration in seawater (not log-transformed), generated by SeaDAS using a blended combination of OCI (OC4v6 + Hu's CI), OC3 and OC5, depending on water class memberships
attribute chlor_a parameter_vocab_uri String (external link)
attribute chlor_a standard_name String mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_a_in_sea_water
attribute chlor_a units String mg m-3
attribute chlor_a units_nonstandard String mg m^-3
variable MERIS_nobs_sum   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute MERIS_nobs_sum _FillValue float NaN
attribute MERIS_nobs_sum colorBarMaximum double 100.0
attribute MERIS_nobs_sum colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute MERIS_nobs_sum ioos_category String Statistics
attribute MERIS_nobs_sum long_name String Count of the number of observations from the MERIS sensor contributing to this bin cell
attribute MERIS_nobs_sum number_of_files_composited int 5
variable MODISA_nobs_sum   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute MODISA_nobs_sum _FillValue float NaN
attribute MODISA_nobs_sum colorBarMaximum double 100.0
attribute MODISA_nobs_sum colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute MODISA_nobs_sum ioos_category String Statistics
attribute MODISA_nobs_sum long_name String Count of the number of observations from the MODIS (Aqua) sensor contributing to this bin cell
attribute MODISA_nobs_sum number_of_files_composited int 5
variable SeaWiFS_nobs_sum   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute SeaWiFS_nobs_sum _FillValue float NaN
attribute SeaWiFS_nobs_sum colorBarMaximum double 100.0
attribute SeaWiFS_nobs_sum colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute SeaWiFS_nobs_sum ioos_category String Statistics
attribute SeaWiFS_nobs_sum long_name String Count of the number of observations from the SeaWiFS (GAC and LAC) sensor contributing to this bin cell
attribute SeaWiFS_nobs_sum number_of_files_composited int 5
variable VIIRS_nobs_sum   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute VIIRS_nobs_sum _FillValue float NaN
attribute VIIRS_nobs_sum colorBarMaximum double 100.0
attribute VIIRS_nobs_sum colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute VIIRS_nobs_sum ioos_category String Statistics
attribute VIIRS_nobs_sum long_name String Count of the number of observations from the VIIRS sensor contributing to this bin cell
attribute VIIRS_nobs_sum number_of_files_composited int 5
variable chlor_a_log10_bias   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute chlor_a_log10_bias _FillValue float NaN
attribute chlor_a_log10_bias colorBarMaximum double 50.0
attribute chlor_a_log10_bias colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute chlor_a_log10_bias comment String Uncertainty lookups derived from file: /data/datasets/CCI/v4.1-production/stage09b-uncertainty_tables/chlor_a/cci_chla_bias.dat
attribute chlor_a_log10_bias grid_mapping String crs
attribute chlor_a_log10_bias ioos_category String Statistics
attribute chlor_a_log10_bias long_name String Bias of log10-transformed chlorophyll-a concentration in seawater.
attribute chlor_a_log10_bias ref String (external link)
attribute chlor_a_log10_bias rel String uncertainty
variable chlor_a_log10_rmsd   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute chlor_a_log10_rmsd _FillValue float NaN
attribute chlor_a_log10_rmsd colorBarMaximum double 30.0
attribute chlor_a_log10_rmsd colorBarMinimum double 0.03
attribute chlor_a_log10_rmsd colorBarScale String Log
attribute chlor_a_log10_rmsd comment String Uncertainty lookups derived from file: /data/datasets/CCI/v4.1-production/stage09b-uncertainty_tables/chlor_a/cci_chla_rmsd.dat
attribute chlor_a_log10_rmsd grid_mapping String crs
attribute chlor_a_log10_rmsd ioos_category String Ocean Color
attribute chlor_a_log10_rmsd long_name String Root-mean-square-difference of log10-transformed chlorophyll-a concentration in seawater.
attribute chlor_a_log10_rmsd ref String (external link)
attribute chlor_a_log10_rmsd rel String uncertainty
attribute chlor_a_log10_rmsd standard_name String concentration_of_chlorophyll_in_sea_water
variable total_nobs_sum   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute total_nobs_sum _FillValue float NaN
attribute total_nobs_sum colorBarMaximum double 100.0
attribute total_nobs_sum colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute total_nobs_sum ioos_category String Statistics
attribute total_nobs_sum long_name String Count of the total number of observations contributing to this bin cell
attribute total_nobs_sum number_of_files_composited int 5

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