GHRSST L3C global 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
DOI10.5067/GHGMA-3CO02
Short NameAVHRR_SST_METOP_A_GLB-OSISAF-L3C-v1.0
DescriptionA global Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 3 Collated (L3C) dataset derived from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on the European Meteorological Operational-A (MetOp-A) platform (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 global L3C product is derived from full resolution AVHRR l1b data that are re-mapped onto a 0.05 degree grid twice daily. The product format is compliant with the GHRSST Data Specification (GDS) version 2.
Version1
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementSEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > OCEANS > SUBSKIN SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Processing Level3C
CoverageNorth 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-Feb-23
Granule Time Span: 2013-Jun-04 to 2016-Feb-23
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0.05 degrees (Latitude) x 0.05 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 12 Hour
ProjectionEllipsoid: WGS 84
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 meters
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
Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, sst, surface temperature, avhrr, osi saf, osisaf, global, glb, noaa19, l3c
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GENERAL DOCUMENTATION
Citation EUMETSAT/OSI SAF. 2015. AVHRR NAR SST data set. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHGMA-3CO02

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