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SeaWIFS
STATUS
SeaWIFS Is Continuing To Collect And Provide Data Although There Have Been Intermittent Data Outages Over The Past Few Years
AVAILABILITY
The Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) is responsible for the production and distribution of the ocean color data products from SeaWiFS (Sea Viewing Wide Field of View Sensor). A wide variety of atmosphere, ocean and land products are availabe on daily to yearly time scales and local to global space scales.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
SeaWiFS data are available through the Ocean Color Web at http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftp.html. A complete description of the FTP site structure can be found in the README file at the top level of the site (ftp://oceans.gsfc.nasa.gov)
Satellite Instruments
The SeaWiFS sensor is an 8 band visible instrument designed to collect global data to determine the spatial and temporal distributions of phytoplankton blooms, along with the magnitude and variability of primary production by marine phytoplankton on a globbal scale.
CONTACT
Gene Carl Feldman
NASA
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Code 614.8 Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA
(301) 286-9428
gene.c.feldman@nasa.gov
http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/staff/gene/
SPECIFICATIONS
Measurment TypeVisible/IR-imager
Platform TypeSeaWIFS
OrbitSun synchronous
Spectral CoverageVis
Active/PassivePassive
Scan PatternCross track
Variablesocean color, land processes
Altitude
Inclination
Repeat Time
Wavelength402 to 885nm
Number of Bands8 bands
Start DateAug 1997
Temporal Coverage
Swath Width2800 Local coverage, 1500 Global coverage
Resolution 11km
UPDATED ON
10 Nov 2009 09:06