OCTS mission overview

Hiroshi Kawamura

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

33 Citations (Scopus)


The Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner (OCTS) on board the Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS) observed the chlorophyll-a concentration in the surface layer and sea surface temperature in global oceans from October 1996 to June 1997. The OCTS team was formed in the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) Earth Observation Research Center (EORC) to develop algorithm, calibrate and validate OCTS products and promote OCTS data usage. Intensive efforts to improve the quality of the OCTS products were made after the launch of ADEOS. Much sea-truth data was collected, and the algorithms to retrieve the ocean parameters have been revised several times. The OCTS data were distributed to the user community through the Internet while OCTS was functioning. An overview of the OCTS mission is presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-399
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Oceanography
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Oct


  • Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS)
  • Bio-chemical-physical interaction
  • Multi sensor mission
  • Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner (OCTS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography


Dive into the research topics of 'OCTS mission overview'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this