Ocean Color Satellite Data Access
Level 1 and 2 Data Browser (http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi/browse.pl?sen=am
Level 3 Data Browser (http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi/l3?per=DAY)
Hermes – Web portal to access Ocean-Colour satellite-based data sets. The GlobColour Archive data consists of daily, weekly and monthly Level-3 ocean colour products generated at day+15. The archive data (September 1997 – present) is based on the merging of MERIS, SeaWiFS and MODIS level-2 data over the whole globe as per availability. The best resolution of the archive products is 4.6km.
For the end user who want a Kick Start with ocean color data. You should try the following
This system is based on the GES-DISC Interactive Online Visualization and ANalysis Infrastructure (Giovanni) which was developed by the GES DISC DAAC to provide users with an easy-to-use, Web-based interface for the visualization and analysis of the Earth Science data.
Many thanks to the Giovanni Team. It really saves me tones of times and resources in getting the desire data for my research. If you don’t want to process the ocean color data by yourself, Giovanni will be the best solution. This tool is a great milestone in the ocean color research and development.
In most of the scientific studies using ocean color, the ocean color data alone doesn’t explain in details the ocean phenomena observed, other source of supporting data and modelling is needed to get the complete pictures of their mechanism. Following are some of the important data sources that is helpful in studying the ocean color satellite images:
Aquarius is a focused effort to measure Sea Surface Salinity and will provide the global view of salinity variability needed for climate studies.
Aquarius Data at GFSC NASA (http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi/aquarius)
Ocean Color Data for the Southeast Asia Region