GHRSST Level 2P Global Near-Real-Time Subskin Sea Surface Temperature version 8.2 (v8.2) from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) on the GCOM-W satellite by REMSS

(AMSR2-REMSS-L2P_RT-v8.2)
Version8.2
Processing Level2P
Start/Stop Date2012-Jul-02 to Present
Short NameAMSR2-REMSS-L2P_RT-v8.2
DescriptionThis product provides a near-real-time (NRT) Level-2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) (identified by "_rt_" within the file name) for the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Project, which is derived from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) by Remote Sensing Systems (RSS, or REMSS). AMSR2 was launched on 18 May 2012, onboard the Global Change Observation Mission - Water (GCOM-W) satellite developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The GCOM-W mission aims to establish the global and long-term observation system to collect data, which is needed to understand mechanisms of climate and water cycle variations, and demonstrate its utilization. AMSR2 onboard the first generation of the GCOM-W satellite will continue Aqua/AMSR-E observations of water vapor, cloud liquid water, precipitation, SST, sea surface wind speed, sea ice concentration, snow depth, and soil moisture. AMSR2 is a remote sensing instrument for measuring weak microwave emission from the surface and the atmosphere of the Earth. The antenna of AMSR2 rotates once per 1.5 seconds and obtains data over a 1450 km swath. This conical scan mechanism enables AMSR2 to acquire a set of daytime and nighttime data with more than 99% coverage of the Earth every 2 days. The NRT SST is made as available as soon as possible, generally within 3 hours latency. The v8.2 supersedes the previous v8a dataset which can be found at https://www.doi.org/10.5067/GHAM2-2TR8A.
DOI10.5067/GHAM2-2TR82
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Swath Width1450 km
Platform/Sensor
GCOM-W1
Platform
Name: Global Change Observation Mission 1st-Water (GCOM-W1)
Orbit Period: 100.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.19 degrees
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AMSR2
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2)
Swath Width: 1450.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderPublisher: PO.DAAC
Creator: Remote Sensing Systems
Release Place: Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Release Date: 2023-Jan-26
Resource: http://www.remss.com

FormatnetCDF-4
Keyword(s)GHRSST, Sea Surface Temperature, L2P, SST, RSS, REMSS, AMSR2, GDS2, GCOM-W, NRT
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Resolution
Spatial Resolution: 25000 Meters x 25000 Meters
Temporal Resolution: Hourly - < Daily
 
Coverage
Region: GLOBAL
North Bounding Coordinate: 90 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -90 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2012-Jul-02 to Present
Granule Time Span: 2012-Jul-02 to 2024-Jun-16
Swath Width: 1450 km
 
Projection
Projection Type: Satellite native swath
Projection Detail: Geolocation information included for each pixel
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
 
NameLong NameUnit
cloud_liquid_watercloud liquid waterkg m-2
cool_skincool skinK
diurnal_amplitudeestimated diurnal variabilityK
dt_analysisdeviation from sst reference climatologyK
l2p_flagsL2P flags
latlatitudedegrees_north
lonlongitudedegrees_east
quality_levelquality_level
rain_raterain ratemm hr-1
sea_surface_temperaturesea surface sub-skin temperatureK
sses_biasSSES biasK
sses_standard_deviationSSES standard deviationK
sst_dtimetime difference from reference timesecond
timereference time of sst fileseconds since 1981-01-01 00:00:00
water_vaportotal columnar water vaporkg m-2
wind_speedwind speedm s-1
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Citation Remote Sensing Systems. 2023. GHRSST Level 2P Global Subskin NRT SST from the AMSR2. Ver. 8.2. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHAM2-2TR82

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Journal Reference Wentz, F.J. & Gentemann, C.L. & Hilburn, Kyle. 2005. Three years of ocean products from AMSR-E: evaluation and applications, IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Symp., 7. https://doi.org//10.1109/IGARSS.2005.1526780

Frank J. Wentz and Thomas Meissner. 2007. Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for AMSR-E Ocean Algorithms, RSS Tech. Rpt. 051707.