Dataset: Photosynthetically Available Radiation, Aqua MODIS, NPP, Gulf of Mexico/Monthly
Data format: netCDF
Data type: GRID
Naming Authority: gov.noaa.pfel.coastwatch
Summary: NOAA CoastWatch distributes Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PAR) concentration data from NASA's Aqua Spacecraft. Measurements are gathered by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) carried aboard the spacecraft. The algorithm currently used in processing the water leaving radiance to chlorophyll concentration has not yet been accepted as science quality. In addition, assumptions are made in the atmospheric correction in order to provide the data in a timely manner.
Rights: The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data Contributor, CoastWatch, NOAA, nor the United States Government, nor any of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of this information.