GHRSST Level 2P sub-skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on Metop satellites (currently Metop-B) (GDS V2) produced by OSI SAF
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-B (MetOp-B) satellite (launched 17 Sep 2012). 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.
Dataset TypeACTIVE
MeasurementSEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > OCEANS > Subskin Sea Surface Temperature
Processing Level2P
CoverageNorth Bounding Coordinate: 90 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -90 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2016-Jan-19 to Present
Granule Time Span: 2016-Jan-19 to 2020-Oct-26
ResolutionSpatial Resolution:
ProjectionEllipsoid: WGS 84
Swath Width2400.0 meters
Name: Meteorological Operational Satellite - B (METOP-B)
Orbit Period: 101.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.7 degrees
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)
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
Release Place: EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility, Lannion, France
Release Date: 2016-Sep-09
Keyword(s)GHRSST, MetOp-B, OSISAF, sea surface temperature, L2P, sst, surface temperature, metop, metop a, avhrr, osi saf, osisaf, l2p
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Citation EUMETSAT/OSI SAF. 2016. METOP_B AVHRR swath SST data set. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at

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