Global NOAA CoastWatch Chlorophyll Frontal Product from MODIS/Aqua (NCEI Accession 0110333)

This collection includes MODIS/Aqua chlorophyll frontal data products. The NOAA Okeanos operational production system produces near real-time chlorophyll frontal products (magnitude and direction), using data from MODIS/Aqua L2 chlorophyll products that are generated in the Okeanos system using the NASA L2gen ocean color algorithm. The chlorophyll frontal products are calculated using the BOASNRA algorithm, a concatenation of the Belkin-O'Reilly Algorithm (BOA) for front detection (Belkin and O'Reilly, 2009), and the Stripe Noise Reduction Algorithm (SNRA) (Belkin et al, 2013). The BOASNRA code is included in the CoastWatch ocean color products processing software that was written by the NOAA CoastWatch team. Maps of oceanic chlorophyll fronts can be directly used in marine fisheries, marine conservation, environment protection, and other applications and operations. Real-time chlorophyll frontal products can be accessible via the following URL address: ftp://cw-okeanos.noaa.gov/pub/data1/products_by_type/aqua/frontal/. The historical products are archived at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
  • Cite as: OSPO Ocean Color Team (2018). Global NOAA CoastWatch Chlorophyll Frontal Product from MODIS/Aqua (NCEI Accession 0110333). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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  • HDF (Version: 2013)
    • File Specification: NOAA CoastWatch HDF. CW HDF file will have satellite fields with the following information: Lat, Lon, Frontal magnitude, Frontal direction, Flags (rejected pixels). File-naming convention = DataSource_PYYYYJJJ_hhmm_XXZZ_closest_DataProduct.nc, where: - DataSource: MODSCW - DataProduct: chlgradmag, which indicates that processing was used to calculate the gradient of the OC Chlorophyll data. - YYYYJJJ: Starting and ending 4-digit year and 3-digit day of year for 8-day composite - hhmm: four digit starting time (hour + minutes) of granule - XX: Region information: GM for Gulf of Mexico, AK for Alaska, CB for Caribbean, NE for Northeast US, SE for Southeast US, and WC for West coast US. - ZZ: Projection option, 05 is projection of Mercator. - closest: Designates a particular non-default way of performing geoprojection
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Time Period 2014-01-01 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 64
S: 8
E: -60
W: -180
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-06-06
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose An analysis of horizontal gradients in satellite ocean color data from the MODIS/Aqua data stream provides information on frontal boundaries important to marine ecosystems. This information can be used by marine scientists to better manage marine resources. For example, the interannual variability in the strength and location of ocean fronts affects a number of key living marine resources, such as Northern Shrimp, Atlantic herring and marine mammals.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: OSPO Ocean Color Team (2018). Global NOAA CoastWatch Chlorophyll Frontal Product from MODIS/Aqua (NCEI Accession 0110333). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
  • satelliteObservation
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > PLANKTON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > PLANKTON > PHYTOPLANKTON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PIGMENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • Aqua > Earth Observing System, Aqua
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • MODIS > Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: OSPO Ocean Color Team (2018). Global NOAA CoastWatch Chlorophyll Frontal Product from MODIS/Aqua (NCEI Accession 0110333). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Processor
  • NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO/Satellite Products Branch
Source Datasets
  • MODIS/Aqua L1B files
    • Description of Source: MODIS/Aqua L1B files are received as individual 5-minute granules and processed to MODL2 which is further used to process chlorophyll frontal products using the Belkin-O‚ÄôReilly algorithm in the CoastWatch Okeanos automated processing system.
    • Temporal extent used: 2012-10 to present
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • MODIS
Platform
  • Aqua
Last Modified: 2018-08-18T03:35:38
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