GHRSST Level 2P Global Subskin Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Scanning Microwave Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) on the NASA Aqua Satellite
DOI10.5067/GHAMS-2GR07
Short NameAMSRE-REMSS-L2P-v7a
DescriptionThe Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) was launched on 4 May 2002, aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft. The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) provided AMSR-E to NASA as an indispensable part of Aqua's global hydrology mission. Over the oceans, AMSR-E is measuring a number of important geophysical parameters, including sea surface temperature (SST), wind speed, atmospheric water vapor, cloud water, and rain rate. A key feature of AMSR-E is its capability to see through clouds, thereby providing an uninterrupted view of global SST and surface wind fields. Remote Sensing Systems (RSS, or REMSS) is the provider of these SST data for the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Project, performs a detailed processing of AMSR-E instrument data in two stages. The first stage produces a near-real-time (NRT) product (identified by "_rt_" within the file name) which is made as available as soon as possible. This is generally within 3 hours of when the data are recorded. Although suitable for many timely uses the NRT products are not intended to be archive quality. "Final" data (currently identified by "v7" within the file name) are processed when RSS receives the atmospheric model National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Final Analysis (FNL) Operational Global Analysis. The NCEP wind directions are particularly useful for retrieving more accurate SSTs and wind speeds. This dataset adheres to the GHRSST Data Processing Specification (GDS) version 2 format specifications.
Version7.0
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementSEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > OCEANS > SUB-SKIN SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Processing Level2P
CoverageNorth Bounding Coordinate: 90 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -90 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2002-Jun-01 to 2011-Oct-04
Granule Time Span: 2002-Jun-01 to 2011-Oct-04
ResolutionSpatial Resolution:
Swath Width1450.0 meters
Platform/Sensor
Aqua
Platform
Name: Earth Observing System, AQUA (Aqua)
Orbit Period: 98.4 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.1 degrees
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AMSR-E
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS (AMSR-E)
Swath Width: 1450.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderPublisher: Remote Sensing Systems
Creator: Remote Sensing Systems
Release Place: Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Release Date: 2014-Dec-01
Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, sst, surface temperature, remss, amsre, l2p, gds2
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Citation Remote Sensing Systems. 2014. AMSRE 25km gridded SST data set. Ver. 7.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHAMS-2GR07

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