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16.05.2022 08:54 Age: 2 yrs

Sargassum detection products: New on AVISO+

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Two Sargassum detection products are now available on AVISO+ allowing to study the seasonal variability of the sargassum presence.

Detection of sargassum on weekly maps of OLCI for July 15th 2019. Sargassum mats are shown in red, cloud is shown in grey.

Two Sargassum detection products are now proposed to AVISO+ users:

"Floating sargassum algae detection with Sentinel-3 satellites": Maps of sargassum detection index NFAI (Normalized Floating Algae Index) for the year 2019 using OLCI onboard Sentinel-3 satellites.

"Floating sargassum algae detection with GOES-16 satellite": Maps of sargassum detection index FAI anomaly (Anomaly of Floating Algae Index) produced in real time from the geostationary satellite GOES-16 (ABI sensor).


The datasets are available (with your credentials) on the Thredds Data Server on:

- If you are not registered to these products, please add the "Sargassum detection products" in your MY AVISO+

- If you are not registered to AVISO+, please fill the online form and select "Sargassum detection products"


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