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The File Search allows visitors to search the bio-optical archive for in situ measurements of apparent and inherent optical properties, phytoplankton pigment concentrations, and other oceanographic and atmospheric data. Search results return a list of matching data files which may be viewed, downloaded, mapped and plotted. Data access and use are governed by the SeaBASS Data Access Policy.
The Validation Search is designed to provide ground-truth comparisons between in situ measurements and coincident satellite-borne ocean color instrument observations. Refer to the SeaBASS Validation Description for the details of this system.

General Search Parameters:

Modify any of the following parameters to focus and limit your search results.
Measured between the dates of and
Archived between the dates of and

Within the coordinates:?
Keyword Search Filters:
Search for affiliation, PI (principal investigator), experiment, or cruise name. Use the plus button to add multiple queries.
Search String
Any All

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File Search Parameters:

Water Depth:
Minimum (in meters):    Maximum: 

Data Type:

Wavelength Options?:

Include Optically Shallow Measurements?:


Grouped Products:
Specific Products:

Validation Search Parameters:

Sensor Selection:
vs. In situ


Water Depth:
Minimum (in meters):    Maximum: 

Exclusion Criteria:
Minimum valid satellite pixels: %
Maximum solar zenith angle: degrees
Maximum satellite zenith angle: degrees
Maximum time difference between satellite and in situ: hours
Maximum coefficient of variation of satellite pixels:
Maximum irradiance difference between measured and modeled: %
Maximum windspeed: m/s

Satellite Data Version(s):


Data Sources:

*MOBY and AERONET results are preliminary.