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Chesapeake and Delaware Bays Satellite Data

 

Data Descriptions and Download Links
Temperature Chlorophyll Suspended Sediment Light Attenuation True Color

Daily Map Viewer

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        Water Temperature

          AVHRR
          Surface water temperature for Chesapeake Bay from NOAA's Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR). Overpasses from all operating AVHRR instruments are averaged into a single daily, 3-day, or 7-day composite (composite includes day and night overpasses).

          PODAAC Multiscale Ultrahigh Resolution (MUR)
          Surface water temperature analysis from all available infrared and microwave satellites. Coverage from all satellites and the analysis method assure cloud-free coverage on a daily basis. Product is "foundational" SST, i.e. surface temperature before the diurnal heating begins. Spatial resolution is 1 km.


        Chlorophyll-a
          MODIS
          Chlorophyll-a from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard the NASA Aqua satellite, processed using the NOAA OC3 algorithm with the combined NIR-SWIR atmospheric correction (NOAA OC3 NIR-SWIR). More information

          Previously, chlorophyll from the NASA OC3 NIR algorithm regionally tuned for Chesapeake Bay (Werdell, 2007) had been available. This is now available only by request. More information

          The Daily Map Viewer (at top of page) diplays MODIS chlorophyll generated from both of the above algorithms:

          1. Regionally tuned NASA OC3 NIR algorithm: 30 January 2009 - 1 October 2014
          2. NOAA OC3 NIR-SWIR algorithm: 1 October 2014 - present


        Total Suspended Matter from MODIS

        Diffuse Attenuation Coefficient at 490 nm

          Diffuse Attenuation Coefficient at 490 nm (Kd-490) from MODIS measures how strongly light intensity at the specified wavelength (490 nm) is attenuated within the water column. This Kd-490 product is specific for Chesapeake Bay with higher accuracy for Chesapeake Bay than the standard "KD2" product.
          Reference: Wang, M., et al., Retrieval of diffuse attenuation coefficient in the Chesapeake Bay and turbid ocean regions for satellite ocean color applications, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 114, C10011, 2009.


        True Color

          True Color satellite image data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) at 750 m spatial resolution. Data files contain red, green and blue radiance data; images are also available. More information



         
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