GHRSST Level 2P sub-skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on Metop satellites (currently Metop-A) (GDS V2) produced by OSI SAF
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DOI10.5067/GHAMA-2PO02
Short NameAVHRR_SST_METOP_A-OSISAF-L2P-v1.0
DescriptionA global 1 km Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 2P dataset based on multi-channel sea surface temperature (SST) retrievals generated in real-time from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on the European Meteorological Operational-A (MetOp-A)satellite (launched 19 Oct 2006). The European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF) is producing SST products in near real time from Metop/AVHRR. Global AVHRR level 1b data are acquired at Meteo-France/Centre de Meteorologie Spatiale (CMS) through the EUMETSAT/EUMETCAST system. SST is retrieved from the AVHRR infrared channels (3.7, 10.8 and 12.0 micrometer) using a multispectral algorithm. Atmospheric profiles of water vapor and temperature from a numerical weather prediction model, together with a radiatiave transfer model, are used to correct the multispectral algorithm for regional and seasonal biases due to changing atmospheric conditions. This product is delivered at full resolution in satellite projection as metagranule corresponding to 3 minutes of acquisition. The product format is compliant with the GHRSST Data Specification (GDS) version 2.
Version1
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Processing Level2P
CoverageRegion: GLOBAL
North Bounding Coordinate: 90 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -90 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2013-Jun-04 to 2016-Nov-23
Granule Time Span: 2013-Jun-04 to 2016-Nov-23
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 1.1 km (Along) x 1.1 km (Across)
ProjectionProjection Type: Satellite native swath
Projection Detail: Geolocation information included for each pixel
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Swath Width2400 km
Platform/Sensor
METOP-A
Platform
Name: Meteorological Operational Satellite - A (METOP-A)
Orbit Period: 101.3 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.

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderPublisher: EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility, Meteo-France/CMS, Lannion, France
Creator: EUMETSAT/OSI SAF
Release Place: EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility, Lannion, France
Release Date: 2015-Feb-02
Resource: http://www.osi-saf.org

Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, L2P, sst, surface temperature, metop, metop a, avhrr, osi saf, osisaf, l2p
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Citation EUMETSAT/OSI SAF. 2015. METOP_A AVHRR swath SST data set. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHAMA-2PO02

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Journal Reference Information on the the METOP SST algorithm can be found in the following documents: http://www.osi-saf.org/biblio/docs/ss1_pum_leo_sst_2_0.pdf