SeaDAS 7.3.2 released

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SeaDAS 7.3.2 released

by OB.DAAC - SeanBailey » Thu May 26, 2016 4:15 pm America/New_York

The SeaDAS development team is pleased to announce the release of SeaDAS 7.3.2, which is built atop a slightly modified BEAM 5.0.1 version.

The science processing code has been updated to reflect changes recently implemented in production, provide bug fixes and support for the R2014.0 reprocessing for SeaWiFS and MODIS-Terra as well as VIIRS SST R2016.0.
Primary Package


- Universal Color Palette. Updated this palette to Version 3 which has a slightly
darker and pale greener center. Several versions of this palette exist and are
placed (hidden from the GUI) in the extras folder.

- RGB tool: added button for setting each RGB channel, min=0 and max=1. This
feature is especially useful when using any of the rhos based rgb profiles which
were designed to be optimally used with a color ramp of [0,1]. Greatly improves
time needed to do this as before one had to type the numbers in.

- Menu reorganization/renames: minor reorganization in the direction of what we
anticipate to be the SeaDAS 8 configuration.
- "DataProcessing" changed to "OCSSW".


- In Color Manager disabled the "apply palette to other bands" feature due to it's
not supporting the latest color scheme configuration.

- Fixes broken link in the color scheme selector.

- Fixes problem where color bar would not always display the end point label when
used in manually entered points mode.


- Updated Pixel Extraction help page to clarify the formats for coordinate parameter
input file.

Science Processing Code


- Support for NASA L1 format VIIRS
- Support for Sentinel-3A OLCI
- Update to GOCI defaults
- Support for full (hyperspectral) HICO
- Support for VIIRS SST
- Add support for reading and writing generic netCDF L1B files
- Updated MODIS-Terra defaults for V2014.0 processing

- Corrected scaling and valid_min/max attributes for several products
- Removed dependency on lzma library that affected Mac binaries
- Fixed l1info for Landsat OLI files

Useful Notes

Help Pages

Some of the help pages internal to SeaDAS 7.3 have not been revised to match the current version so there can be some wording discrepancies as well as feature description differences. However, we regularly produce video help tutorials ( We feel this to be the best, most functional way to enable the user of SeaDAS to get the most out of the software. In additional we regularly respond to SeaDAS issues on the our user forum ( ... Questions posted on the forum help aid us in determining aspects of SeaDAS which may benefit by refinement, as well as give us ideas for topics to be used in future tutorial videos. Also note that these internal help pages are alos made available at (

Notes on Upgrading your SeaDAS version

If you already have SeaDAS version 7 or higher installed:
In your home directory there is a directory titled '.seadas'. This contains version-specific preferences and defaults. This directory also contains any custom color palettes and rgb-profiles which you may have created. Because of this, a seadas installation will automically move and rename the previous '.seadas' directory putting it in your home directory. When seadas is launched and does not find this '.seadas' directory, it will automically create this directory and initialize it with the package settings and defaults. You can then manually copy any of your custom color palettes and rgb-profiles from the backed up copy of your previous version's '.seadas' directory over into the '.seadas' directory.


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