GHRSST Level 3U Global Subskin Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Scanning Microwave Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) on the NASA Aqua Satellite

GHRSST Level 3U Global Subskin Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Scanning Microwave Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) on the NASA Aqua Satellite
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DOI10.5067/GHAMS-3GR7A
Short NameAMSRE-REMSS-L3U-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.
Version7a
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE > SUB-SKIN SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Processing Level3U
CoverageRegion: Global
Northernmost Latitude: 90 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: -90 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -180 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2002-Jun-01 to 2011-Oct-04
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: degrees (Latitude) x degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution:
ProjectionType: Satellite native swath
Detail: Geolocation information included for each pixel
Ellipsoid: unknown
Latency12 hours
Platform/Sensor
Aqua
Platform
Name: Earth Observing System, AQUA (Aqua)
Orbit Period: 98.4 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.1 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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AMSR-E
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS (AMSR-E)
Swath Width: 1450 km
Description: The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS (AMSR-E) is a twelve-channel, six-frequency, total power passive-microwave radiometer system.

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderCreator: Remote Sensing Systems
Release Place: Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Release Date: 2017-Nov-30
Resource: http://www.remss.com
Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, SST, surface temperature, REMSS, AMSRE, L3U, GDS2
Persistent IDPODAAC-GHAMS-3GR7A
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
User's Guide
Algorithm descriptionhttp://www.remss.com
Project Materials
GHRSST Projecthttp://ghrsst.jpl.nasa.gov
GHRSST Homepagehttp://www.ghrsst.org
AMSR-E Informationhttp://www.remss.com/missions/amsr/
AQUA missionhttp://aqua.nasa.gov/
FAQs
What is SST ?https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SeaSurfaceTemperature
Citation Remote Sensing Systems. 2017. GHRSST Level 3U Global Subskin Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Scanning Microwave Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) on the NASA Aqua Satellite. Ver. 7a. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHAMS-3GR7A.

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