GHRSST NOAA/STAR GOES-16 ABI L3C America Region SST v2.70 dataset in GDS2

GHRSST NOAA/STAR GOES-16 ABI L3C America Region SST v2.70 dataset in GDS2
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Short NameABI_G16-STAR-L3C-v2.70
DescriptionThe ACSPO G16/ABI L3C (Level 3 Collated) product is a gridded version of the ACSPO G16/ABI L2P product available at The L3C output files are 1hr granules in netCDF4 format, compliant with the GHRSST Data Specification version 2 (GDS2). There are 24 granules per 24hr interval, with a total data volume of 0.2GB/day. Fill values are reported at all invalid pixels, including pixels with 5 km inland. For each valid water pixel (defined as ocean, sea, lake or river, and up to 5 km inland), the following layers are reported: SSTs, ACSPO clear-sky mask (ACSM; provided in each grid as part of l2p_flags, which also includes day/night, land, ice, twilight, and glint flags), NCEP wind speed, and ACSPO SST minus reference (Canadian Met Centre 0.1deg L4 SST; available at All valid SSTs in L3C are recommended for users. Per GDS2 specifications, two additional Sensor-Specific Error Statistics layers (SSES bias and standard deviation) are reported in each pixel with valid SST. The ACSPO VIIRS L3U product is monitored and validated against iQuam in situ data (Xu and Ignatov, 2014) in SQUAM (Dash et al, 2010).
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature > None
Processing Level3C
CoverageRegion: Western Atlantic
Northernmost Latitude: 59 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: -59 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -135 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: -15 degrees
Time Span: 2017-Dec-15 to Present
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0.02 degrees (Latitude) x 0.02 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 60 Minute
ProjectionType: Satellite native view / two vertical cells blended
Detail: Geolocation information included for each pixel
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Latency6 hours
Name: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 16 (GOES-16)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
Name: Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) (ABI)
Swath Width: 7000 km
Description: The Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) is a multi-channel instrument designed to sense radiant and solar-reflected energy from sampled areas of the Earth. The multi-element spectral channels simultaneously sweep east-west

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderCreator: NOAA/NESDIS USA, 5200 Auth Rd, Camp Springs, MD, 20746
Release Place: Camp Springs, MD (USA)
Release Date: 2019-May-30
Resource: -
Keyword(s)GHRSST, SST, GOES16, G16, ABI, OSPO, STAR, v2.70, ACSPO
Persistent IDPODAAC-GHG16-3UO27
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Additional Sites
GHRSST Project
Home Page of the GHRSST Project
Dash, P., A. Ignatov, Y. Kihai
Xu, F.
GHRSST Mission Page
Portal to the GHRSST Global Data Assembly Center and data access
Citation NOAA/NESDIS USA, 5200 Auth Rd, Camp Springs, MD, 20746. 2019. GHRSST NOAA/STAR GOES-16 ABI L3C America Region SST v2.70 dataset in GDS2. Ver. 2.70. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at

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Journal Reference 1. Alexander Ignatov, Irina Gladkova, Yanni Ding, Fazlul Shahriar, Yury Kihai, Xinjia Zhou, 2017, JPSS VIIRS level 3 uncollated sea surface temperature product at NOAA, J. Appl. Remote Sens. 11(3), 032405, doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.11.032405