Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Ocean Sci., 15, 819–830, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-819-2019

Special issue: The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS):...

Ocean Sci., 15, 819–830, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-819-2019

Research article 24 Jun 2019

Research article | 24 Jun 2019

The CMEMS GlobColour chlorophyll a product based on satellite observation: multi-sensor merging and flagging strategies

Philippe Garnesson et al.

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This paper concerns the GlobColour chlorophyll α products disseminated by the Copernicus Marine Environmental Monitoring Service (CMEMS). The strategies for merging and flagging remote-sensing data are discussed. Results are illustrated by comparing the CMEMS GlobColour products provided by ACRI-ST with the OC-CCI/C3S products. This highlights the capability of GlobColour to obtain a better spatial coverage and to ingest the OLCI data in complement with SeaWiFS, MERIS, MODIS and VIIRS sensors.