Release Announcement

SeaDAS 8.1.0

The SeaDAS development team is pleased to announce the SeaDAS 8.1.0 release. To get started see: SeaDAS 8.x Download, Installation, and Run Instructions

These release notes depict the primary changes which have occurred since the previous SeaDAS 8.0.0 release.

SeaDAS 8.1.0 Versioning

  • SeaDAS Platform 8.1.0 (a modification of ESA SNAP 8.0.3)
  • SeaDAS Toolbox 1.1.0
  • Sentinel-3 Toolbox 8.0.3 (a modification of ESA S3TBX 8.0.3)

SeaDAS 8.1.0 Release Summary

  • New: Added full support for Hawkeye
  • New: Added full processing support for SGLI
  • New: Added SeaDAS remote OCSSW processing support on Windows, Linux, and Mac
  • New: Added GUI visualization support for generic 3D bands
  • New: Color Bar Layer Tool: color bar can be added to a scene view as a raster layer, color bar has more user options, and a preference page has been added for the color bar layer.
  • Bug fix: NASA OB.DAAC distributed OLCI extract files now supported
  • Bug fix: NASA OB.DAAC distributed MERIS (R4) files now supported
  • Bug fix: PACE L1B files can now be visualized
  • Bug fix: MERRA2 can now be visualized

SeaDAS 8.1.0 Known Issues

  • gpt command line processing not yet supported
  • geolocate_hawkeye GUI sometimes has 2 geofile textfield input entries
  • l2gen GUI does not support near infrared bands of some products (i.e. rhot, rhos, ...)
  • Color Bar Layer help pages not yet written (current help page is not for color bar)
  • Virtual memory allocation custom settings not yet implemented.

Details: SeaDAS Platform (Version 8.1.0)

Extends from ESA SNAP 8.0.3. Since SeaDAS 8.0.0 (which extended from ESA SNAP 8.0.1), the following has been added which is not in ESA SNAP 8.0.3:
  • Color Bar Layer: color bar can now be added to a scene view as a raster layer (includes preferences page)
  • Bug fix: MERRA2 can now be visualized
View release notes for ESA SNAP 8.0.3, SNAP 8.0.2.

Details: SeaDAS Toolbox (Version: 1.1.0)

Modifications since SeaDAS Toolbox version 1.0.0
  • New: Added full support for Hawkeye
  • New: Added processing support for SGLI
  • New: Added SeaDAS remote OCSSW processing support on Windows, Linux, and Mac
  • Bug fix: NASA OBDAAC distributed MERIS (R4) files now supported

Details: Sentinel-3 Toolbox S3TBX (Version 8.0.3)

Extends from ESA S3TBX Version 8.0.3. The following have been added to NASA's version of S3TBX which are not in ESA S3TBX 8.0.3. But these modifications are expected to be in ESA S3TBX 9.0.0.
  • Added visualization support for Hawkeye
  • Added visualization support for generic 3D bands
  • Bug fix: NASA OBDAAC distributed OLCI extract files can now be visualized in GUI
  • Bug fix: NASA OBDAAC distributed MERIS (R4) files can now be visualized in GUI
  • Bug fix: PACE L1B files can now be visualized in GUI
View release notes for ESA S3TBX 8.0.3, S3TBX 8.0.

SeaDAS Toolbox installation guide for SNAP users

Please follow these guidelines to access and install the SeaDAS Toolbox.

General SeaDAS Overview:

The SeaDAS 8 platform (an extension of the ESA SNAP platform) serves as an application platform to the NASA SeaDAS Toolbox and the ESA Sentinel-3 Toolbox. The core elements of NASA SeaDAS science processing (both command line and GUI-based) are contained within the SeaDAS ToolBox. The NASA satellite mission data file readers and the ESA processors for the Sentinel-3 missions are contained within the Sentinel-3 Toolbox. SeaDAS Platform

Note: SeaDAS 8 and onward is a significant modification over SeaDAS 7.5.3 regarding the core components and inner framework of the GUI. To get started see: SeaDAS 8.x Download, Installation, and Run Instructions

Legacy Software Notes

  • SeaDAS 7 series contained the NASA OBPG processors and the GUI is a variant of the BEAM software. This series culminated in version 7.5.3 and will no longer be revised. It won't use the latest NASA processors.
  • SeaDAS 6 series was based on IDL and is no longer supported.