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SeaShark and Starfish opertional data processing schemes for AVHRR and SeaWiFs
Author(s): R. J. Flowerdew; Anaa M. Corlyon; W.A.D Greer; Steve J. Newby; C.P. Winder
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Paper Abstract

SeaShark is an operational software package for processing, archiving and cataloguing AVHRR and SeaWiFS data using an operator friendly GUI. Upon receipt of a customer order, it produces standard AVHRR data products, including Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and it has recently been modified to include SeaWiFS level 2 data processing. This uses an atmospheric correction scheme developed by the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK (PML) that builds upon the standard Gordon and Wang approach to be applicable over both case 1 and case 2 waters. Higher level products are then generated using PML algorithms, including chlorophyll a, a CZCS-type pigment, Kd, and suspended particulate matter. Outputs are in CEOS-compatible format. The software also produces fast delivery products (FDPs) of chlorophyll a and SST. These FDPs are combined in the StarFish software package to provide maps indicating potential location of phytoplankton and the preferred thermal environment of certain pelagic fish species. Fishing vessels may obtain these maps over Inmarsat, allowing them to achieve a greater efficiency hence lower cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2963, Ocean Optics XIII, (6 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266382
Show Author Affiliations
R. J. Flowerdew, VEGA Group plc (United Kingdom)
Anaa M. Corlyon, VEGA Group plc (United Kingdom)
W.A.D Greer, VEGA Group plc (United Kingdom)
Steve J. Newby, VEGA Group plc (United Kingdom)
C.P. Winder, VEGA Group plc (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2963:
Ocean Optics XIII
Steven G. Ackleson; Robert J. Frouin, Editor(s)

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