Deliverables

Monthly global Particulate Organic Carbon (POC) dataset

Monthly global Particulate Organic Carbon (POC) dataset contains POC concentrations gridded on both sinusoidal (SIN) and geographic (GEO) grid projections at 4 km spatial resolution for 1997-2020. The POC dataset has been produced using the Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative Remote Sensing Reflectance (Rrs) products, Version 4.2. The dataset includes the Rrs at 443 nm and 555 nm with pixel-by-pixel uncertainty estimates for each wavelength.

For more details on the algorithm and its validation, please see papers by Stramski et al. (2008) and Evers-King et al. (2017). Please note that the validation of the POC algorithm is a continuing process. To increase the accuracy of POC algorithms, further in situ POC data need to be collected with high spatial and temporal resolution.

Citable as:  Sathyendranath, S.; Kong, C.; Jackson, T. (2021): NCEO: Monthly global Particulate Organic Carbon (POC) (produced from the Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative, Version 4.2 dataset). Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 07 January 2021. doi:10.5285/ef09d81517a84979ac60329e4859f449. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/ef09d81517a84979ac60329e4859f449