Hi, I am processing the level 2 OC files with R and am wondering if the derived values for POC are correct. After opening the nc file, I extract the geophysical_data: poc and the navigation_data: longitude and latitude. I combine these in a data frame and then first, apply the scale factor, so the values are multiplied by 0.200000002980232, and subsequently, the offset value of 6400 is added. Those specific values can be found in the meta data of that specific file: short geophysical_data/poc[pixels_per_line,number_of_lines] (Chunking: [37,486]) (Compression: shuffle,level 4)long_name: Particulate Organic Carbon, D. Stramski, 2007 (443/555 version)scale_factor: 0.200000002980232add_offset: 6400units: mg m^-3standard_name: mole_concentration_of_particulate_organic_carbon_in_sea_water_FillValue: -32767valid_min: -32000valid_max: -27000reference: Stramski, D., et al. "Relationships between the surface concentration of particulate organic carbon and optical properties in the eastern South Pacific and eastern Atlantic Oceans." Biogeosciences 5.1 (2008): 171-201.The values of the derived raster seem wrong. After outlier correction they are like this: values: 6402.577, 6416.052 (min, max)In general, is the procedure of first multiplying the data by the scale factor and after this adding the add offset to the values correct? Are those 2 specific values the right ones I identified in the meta data? Looking at the range of values for POC presented here https://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov
, the values I retrieve can not be correct, no? The date of my file is 01. Jan. 2018. The region is the wider Indo-Pacific. So, not just a small area with potentially exceptionally high POC values. How can I solve this problem to retrieve correct Particulate Organic Carbon values from the nc file? Thanks!