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Floating sargassum algae detection with Sentinel-3 satellites.

Maps of sargassum detection index NFAI (Normalized Floating Algae Index) for the year 2019 using OLCI.

Types of dataset: multimission dataset using OLCI ocean color sensor onboard Sentinel-3A & Sentinel -3B satellites.

DOI10.24400/527896/a01-2022.007  -  more metadata

Contents: sargassum detection index (NFAI) computed from daily images of OLCI Sentinel-3A & 3B at 300m resolution, and averaged at 1-km and 7 days on weekly maps.

Use: study the seasonal variability of the sargassum presence in the Tropical Atlantic from Gulf of Guinea to Gulf of Mexico .

Condition of access: these products are delivered for any purposes as stated in the licence agreement

Description: weekly gridded products provided in delayed time for the year 2019 produced in the frame of the e-shape project . Each map represents the sargassum presence index averaged over one week and at 1 km resolution.

Citation: when using the Floating Algae Index using Sentinel-3 satellites product, please cite “The Floating sargassum algae detection product has been produced by CLS in the frame of the European project e-shape , distributed by Aviso+ (DOI 10.24400/527896/a01-2022.007).”

Geographic coverage: Tropical Atlantic from -5°S to 30°N, 100°W to 15°E

Format: NetCDF-4 Classic with CF standards.


Copyright : 2019, Cls

Floating Sargassum Algae detection - OLCI

Product Satellite DOI Authenticated access service  Frequency Data period File weight
Sargassum detection - Floating Algae Index - OLCI OLCI instrument on Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B 10.24400/527896/a01-2022.007 see your MY AVISO+ - From 2018/12/26 to 2019/12/31  
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