Near-real-time (NRT) global daily chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) anomaly products that can be used to detect and identify algae blooms from satellite ocean color measurements such as those from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) onboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) and NOAA-20. Specifically, the production of the two Chl-a anomaly products, one for the Chl-a anomaly in difference and another for the Chl-a anomaly ratio (actually, the proportional difference or relative difference; product is labelled "pdif" in the files) compared to the 61-day Chl-a median value from the previous time period (as a Chl-a reference), has been implemented in the daily global NRT satellite data processing. These two Chl-a anomaly products represent the global ocean and coastal/inland water Chl-a abnormal condition for a given location and can provide more complete characteristics for the daily phytoplankton (or algae) biomass status by comparing to the normal condition.
NOAA VIIRS Chlorophyll Anomaly
Daily; computed by difference or ratio of a 61 day mean
Chlorophyll-a Anomaly Difference
Chlorophyll-a Anomaly Ratio
24+ hours (Delayed)
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2km (2.3163 km or 0.02°)
Wang M., L. Jiang, K. Mikelsons, X. Liu, Satellite-derived global chlorophyll-a anomaly products, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Volume 97, 2021, 102288, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2020.102288.