Thursday, June 22, 2017

The PO.DAAC is pleased to announce the release of the version 2016.0 VIIRS-NPP Level-2P Sea Surface Temperature (SST) dataset in collaboration with the  NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG).  The OBPG VIIRS-NPP L2 SST has been reformatted at the PO.DAAC JPL to be in compliance with the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Data Processing Specification version 2 (GDS2). This dataset contains global near daily-coverage day (D) and night (N) Level 2P SST with 750 m spatial resolution. Each single netCDF4 file has a 3248x3200 pixel dimension with less than 100.0 MB in size.  SST is one of the key products of VIIRS system produced by OBPG.  More information on the new dataset can be found here:

PO.DAAC dataset info page:

Data access is currently through FTP, OPeNDAP and Web Services at locations such as:

1.       ftp// 


The GDS2 specification document can be found here:
More information on the GHRSST project can be found here: