Input Data: BBP
1080 by 2160 Monthly HDF files from GSM v8 Data (using SeaWiFS r2014)
To get these data, please click on the file name(s) that you have selected and save locally on your computer. The individual hdf files are gzipped (use gunzip to uncompress) and the tar files contain gzipped hdf files.
You can either download annual tar files with the data we have for each year,
or you can access individual monthly files at the end of this page.
Annual Tar Files
hdf file naming conventionbbp.yyyyddd.hdf.gz
bbp = particulate backscatter (units of 1 / m )
yyyy = year
ddd= day of year of the start of each monthly file
hdf = file type
gz = compressed with gzip (uncompress with gunzip)
The hdf files have metadata contained within them, which can be examined, for example, with program "ncdump".
clouds have been filled in the input data using our own gap-filling software.
For citation, please reference the Ocean Productivity site for the data.