Aquarius Official Release Level 3 Ancillary Reynolds Sea Surface Temperature Standard Mapped Image Ascending Daily Data V5.0
DOI10.5067/AQR50-3R1AS
Short NameAQUARIUS_L3_ANCILLARY_SST_SMIA_DAILY_V5
DescriptionAquarius Level 3 ancillary sea surface temperature (SST) standard mapped image data are the ancillary SST data used in the Aquarius calibration for salinity retrieval. They are simply the daily SSTs from the Reynolds National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) 0.25 degree dataset, gridded and averaged using the Aquarius processing L2-L3 processing scheme to the same 1 degree spatial resolution and daily, 7 day, monthly, Daily, and Daily time intervals as Aquarius L3 standard salinity and wind speed products. This particular data set is the Daily, ascending ancillary sea surface temperature product associated with version 5.0 of the Aquarius data set, which is the official end of mission public data release from the AQUARIUS/SAC-D mission.
Version5.0
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: 2011-Aug-25 to 2015-Jun-07
Granule Time Span: 2011-Aug-25 to 2015-Jun-07
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 1 degrees (Latitude) x 1 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Day
ProjectionProjection Type: Gridded
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Platform/Sensor
NOAA-11
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-11 (NOAA-11)
Orbit Period: 102.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 99.0 degrees
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AVHRR-2
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-2 (AVHRR-2)
Swath Width: 2400.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

NOAA-14
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-14 (NOAA-14)
Orbit Period: 102.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 99.0 degrees
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AVHRR-2
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-2 (AVHRR-2)
Swath Width: 2400.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

NOAA-9
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-9 (NOAA-9)
Orbit Period: 102.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.0 degrees
/
AVHRR-2
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-2 (AVHRR-2)
Swath Width: 2400.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

NOAA-16
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-16 (NOAA-16)
Orbit Period: 102.1 minutes
Inclination Angle: 99.0 degrees
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AVHRR-3
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3 (AVHRR-3)
Swath Width: 2400.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

NOAA-17
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-17 (NOAA-17)
Orbit Period: 101.2 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.7 degrees
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AVHRR-3
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3 (AVHRR-3)
Swath Width: 2400.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

NOAA-19
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-19 (NOAA-19)
Orbit Period: 102.12 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.74 degrees
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AVHRR-3
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3 (AVHRR-3)
Swath Width: 2400.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

InSitu
Platform
Name: InSitu (InSitu)
Orbit Period: -999.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: -999.0 degrees
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InSitu
SENSOR
Name: Ships and Moored and Drifting Buoys (InSitu)
Swath Width: -999.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

NOAA-7
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-7 (NOAA-7)
Orbit Period: 102.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 99.0 degrees
/
AVHRR-2
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-2 (AVHRR-2)
Swath Width: 2400.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectAQUARIUS SAC-D (AQUARIUS SAC-D)
Data ProviderPublisher: NASA/GSFC OBPG
Creator: NASA Aquarius project
Release Place: Goddard Space Flight Center, 8800 Greenbelt Rd.; Greeenbelt, MD., 20771, USA
Release Date: 2017-Dec-07
Resource: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SeaSurfaceSalinity/Aquarius

Keyword(s)Aquarius, salinity, polar, sun-synchronous, sss, SST, reynolds, oi, CONAE, argentina, project, mission, OBPG
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Citation NASA Aquarius project. 2017. Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity Products. Ver. 5.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/AQR50-3R1AS

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Journal Reference Reynolds, R.W, T.M.Smith, C.Liu, D.B. Chelton, K.S. Casey & M.G. Schlax, 2007: Daily High-resolution BlendedAnalyses for sea surface temperature. J. Climate, 20, 5473-5496