If you work with ocean color data you likely need a way to batch process multiple files. SeaBatch can help. SeaBatch is a group of bash shell scripts that utilize SeaDAS, the comprehensive image analysis package developed by NASA's Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG), to batch process ocean color data derived from NASA's MODIS (Aqua and Terra) and SeaWiFS sensors. With SeaBatch you can:
- Process MODIS Level-0 files (option to utilize high-resolution bands)
- Process Level-1 files to Level-2
- Spatially bin Level-2 files (0.5, 1, 2, 4, 9, and 36 km)
- Temporally bin Level-2 files (daily, 7-day, 8-day, and monthly)
- Output Level-3 files (ascii, flat, hdf, and png)
SeaBatch is a powerful tool that will greatly assist you with your research. It is free, and an IDL license is not required if using runtime SeaDAS.
SeaBatch is actively being developed by Mike Brown of Dalhousie University.