Monthly Satellite Chlorophyll-a Climatology of the Canadian Pacific Exclusive Economic Zone (2003-2020)

Monthly Satellite Chlorophyll-a Climatology of the Canadian Pacific Exclusive Economic Zone (2003-2020) MODIS-Aqua Chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) was acquired from the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group where Chl-a concentration was calculated using the OC3/OCI method. The months of January and December were excluded from these datasets, as data in the winter months at higher latitudes are missing due to low sun angle preventing acquisition. The monthly geometric mean value at all pixels was calculated for individual years, then the geometric mean and geometric standard deviation factor of chlorophyll-a were calculated by month from these images. These methods of calculating mean and standard deviation were used due to the log-normal distribution of chlorophyll-a. The geometric standard deviation is a unitless factor, where the lower bound is the ratio of the geometric mean and geometric standard deviation, and the upper bound is the multiplication of the two. In addition to the geometric mean and geometric standard deviation factor the number of occurrences of valid data at each pixel over the period of observation were calculated. Pixels with fewer than two occurrences over the entire period of observation were removed from these maps and set to a NaN value in the tif files. All resulting rasters were cropped to the Canadian Exclusive Economic Zone, assigned to the NAD83 geographic coordinate reference system (EPSG:4269), and have final pixel resolutions of approximately 0.01 degrees and 0.0417 degrees. The monthly geometric mean, monthly geometric standard deviation factor, and number of occurrences for all pixels are provided. 2023-09-28 Fisheries and Oceans Canada Charles.Hannah@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentScience and TechnologyClimatologyClimateOceans Data DictionaryHTML https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Monthly_Satellite_CHLA_Climatology_CPEEZ_2003_2020_1km/Data_Dictionary_EN_FR_Monthly_satellite_CHLA_climatology_of_the_CPEEZ _2003-2020.htm ReferencesHTML https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Monthly_Satellite_CHLA_Climatology_CPEEZ_2003_2020_1km/References_EN_FR_Monthly_satellite_CHLA_climatology_of_the_CPEEZ_2003-2020.htm Monthly Satellite Chlorophyll-a Climatology of the Canadian Pacific Exclusive Economic Zone (2003-2020) – 4 km ResolutionHTML https://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/cf612f99-e1e8-43fd-804e-65fe9c2814ee Monthly Satellite Chlorophyll-a Climatology of the Canadian Pacific Exclusive Economic Zone (2003-2020) - 1 km ResolutionHTML https://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/e16b99f1-cc7d-4f2b-8661-6a1706ee7386

MODIS-Aqua Chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) was acquired from the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group where Chl-a concentration was calculated using the OC3/OCI method. The months of January and December were excluded from these datasets, as data in the winter months at higher latitudes are missing due to low sun angle preventing acquisition. The monthly geometric mean value at all pixels was calculated for individual years, then the geometric mean and geometric standard deviation factor of chlorophyll-a were calculated by month from these images. These methods of calculating mean and standard deviation were used due to the log-normal distribution of chlorophyll-a. The geometric standard deviation is a unitless factor, where the lower bound is the ratio of the geometric mean and geometric standard deviation, and the upper bound is the multiplication of the two. In addition to the geometric mean and geometric standard deviation factor the number of occurrences of valid data at each pixel over the period of observation were calculated. Pixels with fewer than two occurrences over the entire period of observation were removed from these maps and set to a NaN value in the tif files. All resulting rasters were cropped to the Canadian Exclusive Economic Zone, assigned to the NAD83 geographic coordinate reference system (EPSG:4269), and have final pixel resolutions of approximately 0.01 degrees and 0.0417 degrees. The monthly geometric mean, monthly geometric standard deviation factor, and number of occurrences for all pixels are provided.

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Delivery Point: Bedford Institute of Oceanography 1 Challenger Drive

City: Dartmouth

Administrative Area: Nova Scotia

Postal Code: B2Y 4A2

Country: Canada

Electronic Mail Address: Emmanuel.Devred@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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