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Historical Solar-Induced Fluorescence of Chlorophyll

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2019-12-17
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Global map of solar-induced fluorescence.
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Solar-Induced Fluorescence derived along ERS-2 GOME orbital tracks on 1 July 1995.

L2 Daily Solar-Induced Fluorescence (SIF) from ERS-2 GOME, 1995-2003

This dataset, collected through the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program, provides Level 2 solar-induced fluorescence (SIF) of chlorophyll estimates derived from the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) instrument on the European Space Agency's (ESA) European Remote-Sensing 2 (ERS-2) satellite. Each file contains daily raw and bias-adjusted solar-induced fluorescence on an orbital basis (land pixels only), at a resolution of 40 km x 320 km, along with quality control information and ancillary data for the period from 19950701 to 20030622.

Through the MEaSUREs program, NASA is continuing its commitment to expand understanding the Earth system using consistent records. NASA has begun to deploy new types of sensors to provide three-dimensional profiles of Earth's atmosphere and surface. Emphasis is placed into linking together multiple satellites into a constellation, developing the means of utilizing a multitude of data sources to form coherent time series, and facilitating the use of extensive data in the development of comprehensive Earth system models. See all ORNL DAAC data from MEaSUREs.

Data Citation: Joiner, J., Y. Yoshida, P. Koehler, C. Frankenberg, and N.C. Parazoo. 2019. L2 Daily Solar-Induced Fluorescence (SIF) from ERS-2 GOME, 1995-2003. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1758
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