Aquarius Official Release Level 3 Ancillary Reynolds Sea Surface Temperature Standard Mapped Image Mission Cumulative Data V5.0

Aquarius Official Release Level 3 Ancillary Reynolds Sea Surface Temperature Standard Mapped Image Mission Cumulative Data V5.0
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DOI10.5067/AQR50-3RCCE
Short NameAQUARIUS_L3_ANCILLARY_SST_SMI_CUMULATIVE_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 GHRSST dataset, gridded and averaged using the Aquarius processing L2-L3 processing scheme to the same 1 degree spatial resolution and daily, 7 day, monthly, seasonal, and annual time intervals as Aquarius L3 standard salinity and wind speed products. This particular data set is the mission series mean or cumulative ancillary sea surface temperature product associated with version 5.0 of the Aquarius data set.
Version5.0
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature > Blended Sea Surface Temperature
Processing Level3
CoverageRegion: Global
Northernmost Latitude: 90 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: -90 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -180 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2011-Aug-25 to 2015-Jun-07
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 1 degrees (Latitude) x 1 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1383 Day
ProjectionType: Gridded
Detail:
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Latency hours
Platform/Sensor
InSitu
Platform
Name: InSitu (InSitu)
Orbit Period: -999 minutes
Inclination Angle: -999 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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InSitu
SENSOR
Name: Ships and Moored and Drifting Buoys (InSitu)
Swath Width: -999 km
Description: In situ SST data from drifting and moored buoys, and ships.

NOAA-16
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-16 (NOAA-16)
Orbit Period: 102.1 minutes
Inclination Angle: 99 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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AVHRR-3
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3 (AVHRR-3)
Swath Width: 2400 km
Description: The AVHRR is a radiation-detection imager that can be used for remotely determining cloud cover and the surface temperature. Note that the term surface can mean the surface of the Earth, the upper surfaces of clouds, or the surface of a body of water.

NOAA-17
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-17 (NOAA-17)
Orbit Period: 101.2 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.7 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
/
AVHRR-3
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3 (AVHRR-3)
Swath Width: 2400 km
Description: The AVHRR is a radiation-detection imager that can be used for remotely determining cloud cover and the surface temperature. Note that the term surface can mean the surface of the Earth, the upper surfaces of clouds, or the surface of a body of water.

NOAA-19
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-19 (NOAA-19)
Orbit Period: 102.12 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.74 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
/
AVHRR-3
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3 (AVHRR-3)
Swath Width: 2400 km
Description: The AVHRR is a radiation-detection imager that can be used for remotely determining cloud cover and the surface temperature. Note that the term surface can mean the surface of the Earth, the upper surfaces of clouds, or the surface of a body of water.

NOAA-11
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-11 (NOAA-11)
Orbit Period: 102 minutes
Inclination Angle: 99 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
/
AVHRR-2
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-2 (AVHRR-2)
Swath Width: 2400 km
Description: The AVHRR is a radiation-detection imager that can be used for remotely determining cloud cover and the surface temperature of water land and clouds.

NOAA-7
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-7 (NOAA-7)
Orbit Period: 102 minutes
Inclination Angle: 99 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
/
AVHRR-2
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-2 (AVHRR-2)
Swath Width: 2400 km
Description: The AVHRR is a radiation-detection imager that can be used for remotely determining cloud cover and the surface temperature of water land and clouds.

NOAA-9
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-9 (NOAA-9)
Orbit Period: 102 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
/
AVHRR-2
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-2 (AVHRR-2)
Swath Width: 2400 km
Description: The AVHRR is a radiation-detection imager that can be used for remotely determining cloud cover and the surface temperature of water land and clouds.

NOAA-14
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-14 (NOAA-14)
Orbit Period: 102 minutes
Inclination Angle: 99 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
/
AVHRR-2
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-2 (AVHRR-2)
Swath Width: 2400 km
Description: The AVHRR is a radiation-detection imager that can be used for remotely determining cloud cover and the surface temperature of water land and clouds.

ProjectAQUARIUS SAC-D (AQUARIUS SAC-D)
Data ProviderCreator: 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)climatology, Aquarius, salinity, polar, sun-synchronous, sss, SST, GHRSST, reynolds, oi, CONAE, argentina, project, mission, OBPG
Persistent IDPODAAC-AQR50-3RCCS
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
User's Guide
User's Guidehttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/aquarius/docs/v5/AQ-010-UG-0008_AquariusUserGuide_DatasetV5.0.pdf
Aquarius Data User's Guide
Project Materials
Aquarius v5.0 Documentation Packagehttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/aquarius/docs/v5/
ATBD, Validation Analysis, Product Specifications, etc
Additional Sites
Aquarius/SAC-D Mission Websitehttps://aquarius.nasa.gov/
NASA Aquarius/SAC-D mission website
PO.DAAC Aquarius/SAC-D Mission pagehttps://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/aquarius
Mission and Instrument Overview
Known Issues
Aquarius/SAC-D Event Loghttps://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/sdpscgi/public/aquarius_report.cgi
Information on observatory maneuvers, anomalies and other events
Citation NASA Aquarius project. 2017. Aquarius Official Release Level 3 Ancillary Reynolds Sea Surface Temperature Standard Mapped Image Mission Cumulative Data V5.0. Ver. 5.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/AQR50-3RCCE.

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