Sargassum density and coverage using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite data from 2001-01-01 to 2018-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0190272)

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This dataset includes the monthly mean Sargassum density/coverage derived from MODIS measurements. The data are stored in netcdf, geotiff, or ascii format. The data start from 2001 to 2018 and the location covers from 20°S to 50°N and 98°W to 15°E. The data resolution is 0.5° by 0.5°.
  • Cite as: Wang, Mengqiu; Hu, Chuanmin; Barnes, Brian (2019). Sargassum density and coverage using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite data from 2001-01-01 to 2018-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0190272). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0190272. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2001-01-01 to 2018-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 50
S: -20
E: 15
W: -98
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-06-26
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: GB74EX
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Wang, Mengqiu; Hu, Chuanmin; Barnes, Brian (2019). Sargassum density and coverage using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite data from 2001-01-01 to 2018-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0190272). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0190272. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Wang, Mengqiu
  • Hu, Chuanmin
  • Barnes, Brian
Principal Investigators
  • Chuanmin Hu
Contributors
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Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Related Funding Agency: US National Aeronautic and Space Administration
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MACROALGAE (SEAWEEDS)
Submitter Datatypes Keywords
  • Sargassum coverage
  • Sargassum density
  • Sargassum mean biomass
  • Sargassum mean coverage
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
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
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
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MEDITERRANEAN SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Project keywords Submitter Projects Keywords
  • NASA Ecological Forecast Program (NNX17AE57G)
  • NASA Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Program (NNX14AL98G, NNX16AR74G)
  • NOAA RESTORE Science Program (NA17NOS4510099)
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Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Wang, Mengqiu; Hu, Chuanmin; Barnes, Brian (2019). Sargassum density and coverage using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite data from 2001-01-01 to 2018-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0190272). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0190272. Accessed [date].
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2019-06-26T03:30:05Z - NCEI Accession 0190272 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: Sargassum density (calculated); Units: kg/m^2; Observation Category: satellite; Sampling Instrument: MODIS.
  • Parameter or Variable: Sargassum coverage (calculated); Units: % coverage; Observation Category: satellite; Sampling Instrument: MODIS.
  • Parameter or Variable: Sargassum mean biomass (calculated); Units: million tons; Observation Category: satellite; Sampling Instrument: MODIS; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Total Sargassum biomass in the Caribbean Sea and Central Atlantic Ocean from 2011 to 2018.
  • Parameter or Variable: Sargassum mean coverage (calculated); Units: km^2; Observation Category: satellite; Sampling Instrument: MODIS; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Total Sargassum coverage in the Caribbean Sea and Central Atlantic Ocean from 2000 to 2018.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • MODIS
Last Modified: 2019-06-26T10:44:10Z
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