AMSR-E Level 3 Sea Surface Temperature for Climate Model Comparison

(AMSRE_L3_SST_1DEG_1MO)
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DOI10.5067/SST00-1D1M1
Short NameAMSRE_L3_SST_1DEG_1MO
DescriptionThis data set contains sea surface temperature (SST) data on a monthly 1 degree grid from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft. The data were produced by Remote Sensing Systems in support of the CMIP5 (Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5) under the World Climate Research Program (WCRP). Along with this dataset, two additional ancillary data files are included in the same directory which contain the number of observations and standard error co-located on the same 1 degree grids. AMSR-E, a passive-microwave radiometer launched on the Aqua platform on 4 May 2002, was provided by the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) of Japan 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 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.
Version1
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Processing Level3
CoverageRegion: GLOBAL
North 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 2010-Dec-31
Granule Time Span: 2002-Jun-01 to 2010-Dec-31
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 1 degrees (Latitude) x 1 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Month
ProjectionProjection Type: Gridded
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
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 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectJet Propulsion Laboratory and PCMDI (JPL/PCMDI)
Data ProviderPublisher: JPL
Creator: Remote Sensing Systems
Release Place: JPL
Release Date: 2011-Mar-01
Resource: https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/OceanTemperature/amsre/L3/sst_1deg_1mo/docs/tosTechNote_AMSRE_L3_v7_200206-201012.pdf

Keyword(s)SST
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Citation Remote Sensing Systems. 2011. AMSRE_L3_SST_1DEG_1MO. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SST00-1D1M1

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