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12 August 2009 SeaWiFS-2: an ocean color data continuity mission to address climate change
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Existing ocean color sensors are near or beyond the end of their mission lives and there will likely be a gap in climate quality Environmental Data Records (EDRs) until planned missions are launched. GeoEye's OrbView2 satellite with the SeaWiFS sensor has provided a 11+ year climatology of global chlorophyll a and other EDRs important for climate change and global warming studies. Upcoming sensors will not provide sufficient accuracy to provide continuity for the EDR time series and global monitoring. A 'stop-gap' mission is required, and we propose using the existing spare SeaWiFS sensor and a dedicated mission.
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M. Gregory Hammann and Jeffery J. Puschell "SeaWiFS-2: an ocean color data continuity mission to address climate change", Proc. SPIE 7458, Remote Sensing System Engineering II, 745804 (12 August 2009);

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