Automated ocean color product validation for the Southern California Bight

Curtiss O. Davis*, Nicholas Tufillaro, Burt Jones, Robert Arnone

*Corresponding author for this work

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Automated match ups allow us to maintain and improve the products of current satellite ocean color sensors (MODIS, MERIS), and new sensors (VIIRS). As part of the VIIRS mission preparation, we have created a web based automated match up tool that provides access to searchable fields for date, site, and products, and creates match-ups between satellite (MODIS, MERIS, VIIRS), and in-situ measurements (HyperPRO and SeaPRISM). The back end of the system is a 'mySQL' database, and the front end is a 'php' web portal with pull down menus for searchable fields. Based on selections, graphics are generated showing match-ups and statistics, and ascii files are created for downloads for the matchup data. Examples are shown for matching the satellite data with the data from Platform Eureka SeaPRISM off L.A. Harbor in the Southern California Bight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOcean Sensing and Monitoring IV
ISBN (Print)9780819490506
StatePublished - 2012
EventOcean Sensing and Monitoring IV - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 24 2012Apr 26 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherOcean Sensing and Monitoring IV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD


  • Coastal
  • Ocean
  • Ocean color
  • Remote sensing
  • SeaPRISM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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