Data for: Optical properties of Forel-Ule water types deduced from 15 years of global satellite ocean color observations
This dataset is made of twelve netCDF files corresponding to the twelve climatological months of marine optical data. Each file contains the following mapped variables: - x coordinate of the CIE1931 color space - y coordinate of the CIE1931 color space - Hue angle - Forel-Ule index Source data for these files are the ESA-OC-CCI v2.0 climatological remote-sensing reflectance of global surface waters (1997-2013), mapped at a resolution of 0.25 degrees latitudinally and longitudinally. These source files can be retrieved at: ftp://oceancolour.org/occci-v2.0/geographic/netcdf/climatology/lower_resolution/0.25degree/ Files in this dataset have directly copied the latitude and longitude variables of the corresponding source files. Absence of data is coded as not-a-number. File name format is 'ESACCI-OC-L3S-OC_PRODUCTS-CLIMATOLOGY-16Y_MONTHLY_0.25degree_GEO_PML_OC4v6_QAA-mMM-fv2.0_xy_Hue_FU.nc', where MM stands for the month of the year, in two-digits format.