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Gentili, Bernard; Gattuso, Jean-Pierre (2020): Photosynthetically available radiation (PAR) on the seafloor calculated from 21 years of ocean colour satellite data. PANGAEA, (dataset in review)

Monthly satellite data (SeaWiFS, MODIS, MERIS, VIIRS) over a 21-year period (1998-2018; from the Globcolour project; are used to calculate the Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PAR) reaching the seafloor in the coastal zone (0 to 200 m depth). Depths are from the 2019 General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO; gridded bathymetry data (1/240 degree resolution).
* Longitude, latitude, depth and pixel area can be found in the NETCDF file
* Optical parameters (PAR at surface, attenuation coefficient for PAR, and PAR on sea floor) can be found in the following NETCDF files:
- Monthly climatologies, January (01) to December (12):,, ...,
- Climatology over the whole 21 year period:
coastal zone; irradiance; ocean colour; satellite; underwater light
Supplement to:
Gattuso, Jean-Pierre; Gentili, Bernard; Antoine, David; Doxaran, David (in review): Global distribution of photosynthetically available radiation (PAR) on the seafloor. Earth System Science Data Discussions,
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1File contentContentGentili, Bernard
2File nameFile nameGentili, Bernard
3File formatFile formatGentili, Bernard
4File sizeFile sizekByteGentili, Bernard
5Uniform resource locator/link to fileURL fileGentili, Bernard
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