Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: OW NASA VIIRS Ocean Color, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/36957.

Item Identification

Title: OW NASA VIIRS Ocean Color
Status: In Work
Abstract:

The dataset contains satellite-derived sea-surface ocean color (chlorophyll-a) measurements collected by means of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor onboard the NASA Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) spacecraft. The data is available at weekly and monthly intervals at a spatial resolution of 0.05 degrees, from 2012 to present. The geographic coverage is global.

Purpose:

To provide users with near real-time and historical ocean surface color (chlorophyll-a) data.

Supplemental Information:

Ownership: PIFSC

Spatial Resolution: 0.05 degree

Spatial Keywords: Degrees

Temporal Resolution: Weekly, monthly

Frequency of Collection: Daily

Types of Data Collected: Satellite-based ocean surface color (chlorophyll-a)

Collection Method: Satellite remote sensing

Recording Media: Digital

Collection Standards of the Data or Creation Standards of the Data Product: Available

Validation and QC Procedures: Available

QC Standards: Available

Automated QC Procedures: Available

Storage Location: NOAA OceanWatch - Central Pacific

Storage Media: Server

Storage Format: NetCDF

Security and Integrity Plans: Available

Backups: Available

Storage and Security Documentation: Available

Privileges: Open

Restrictions: None

Request Protocol: Via NOAA OceanWatch - Central Pacific Web Site (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Contact: OceanWatch Coordinator (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Data Distribution Methods: Via NOAA OceanWatch - Central Pacific Web Site (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Format of Data/Product on Web Server: NetCDF

Metadata Depository Location: NOAA OceanWatch - Central Pacific

Metadata Description Standard: FGDC (Federal Geographic Data Committee)

Metadata Description Format: NetCDF

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None chlorophyll
None NASA
None Ocean Color
None ow
None pifsc
None remote sensing
None satellite
None Suomi NPP
None VIIRS

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Monthly
None Weekly

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Global

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: Daily
Data Presentation Form: Table (hardcopy)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Satellite-derived sea-surface color (chlorophyll-a) measurements

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 383903
Date Effective From: 2017-01-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Howell, Evan A
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: evan.howell@noaa.gov

Data Steward

CC ID: 383904
Date Effective From: 2015-12-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Abecassis, Melanie GA
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: melanie.abecassis@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5569

Data Steward

CC ID: 383905
Date Effective From: 2012-08-13
Date Effective To: 2015
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact Instructions:

Contact OceanWatch Coordinator (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Distributor

CC ID: 383906
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 383907
Date Effective From: 2015-12-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Abecassis, Melanie GA
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: melanie.abecassis@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5569

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 383908
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To: 2015
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact Instructions:

Contact OceanWatch Coordinator (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Point of Contact

CC ID: 383909
Date Effective From: 2015-12-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Abecassis, Melanie GA
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: melanie.abecassis@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5569

Point of Contact

CC ID: 383910
Date Effective From: 2012-08-13
Date Effective To: 2015
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact Instructions:

Contact OceanWatch Coordinator (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 383913
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: 180
N° Bound: 70
S° Bound: -70
Description

Global

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 383912
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2012-01-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Via NOAA OceanWatch - Central Pacific Web Site (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Data Access Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 383915
URL: http://pifsc-oceanwatch.irc.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/OceanWatch_nasa-viirs_chla_monthly.html
Description:

Monthly chlorophyll concentration

URL 2

CC ID: 383916
URL: http://pifsc-oceanwatch.irc.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/OceanWatch_nasa-viirs_chla_weekly.html
Description:

Weekly chlorophyll concentration

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Quality control is done by the source of the data (NASA).

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 1 year
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: Unable to Archive
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

Data volume is too large to archive externally.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 1 year
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

PIFSC ITS conducts regularly scheduled backups and security checks

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Data is received from NASA and processed to make it into a format compatible with the Live Access Server and the THREDDS server.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 36957
Metadata Record Created By: Melanie GA Abecassis
Metadata Record Created: 2017-02-27 22:21+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-02-27
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-02-28