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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|Description||The 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.|
|Measurement||OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE > SUB-SKIN SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE|
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
Granule Time Span: 2002-Jun-01 to 2011-Oct-04
|Resolution||Spatial Resolution: degrees (Latitude) x degrees (Longitude)|
|Projection||Type: Satellite native swath|
Detail: Geolocation information included for each pixel
Name: Earth Observing System, AQUA (Aqua)
Orbit Period: 98.4 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.1 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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.
|Project||Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)|
|Data Provider||Creator: Remote Sensing Systems|
Release Place: Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Release Date: 2017-Nov-30
|Keyword(s)||GHRSST, sea surface temperature, SST, surface temperature, REMSS, AMSRE, L3U, GDS2|
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|What is SST?||https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SeaSurfaceTemperature|
Sea Surface Temperature measurement description.
|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.
For more information see Data Citations and Acknowledgments.