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

(AVHRR_SST_METOP_B-OSISAF-L2P-v1.0)
Version1
Processing Level2P
Start/Stop Date2016-Jan-19 to Present
Short NameAVHRR_SST_METOP_B-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-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.
DOI10.5067/GHAMB-2PO02
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Swath Width2400 km
Platform/Sensor
METOP-B
Platform
Name: Meteorological Operational Satellite - B (METOP-B)
Orbit Period: 101.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.7 degrees
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AVHRR
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)
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: PO.DAAC
Creator: EUMETSAT/OSI SAF
Release Place: EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility, Lannion, France
Release Date: 2016-Sep-09
Resource: http://www.osi-saf.org

FormatnetCDF-4
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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Resolution
Spatial Resolution: 1.1 km (Along) x 1.1 km (Across)
Temporal Resolution: Hourly - < Daily
 
Coverage
Region: GLOBAL
North 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 2022-May-19
Swath Width: 2400 km
 
Projection
Projection Type: Satellite native swath
Projection Detail: Geolocation information included for each pixel
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
 
DATA RECIPE
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION
USER'S GUIDE
DATA CITATION POLICY
Citation EUMETSAT/OSI SAF. 2016. METOP_B AVHRR swath SST data set. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHAMB-2PO02

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For more information see Data Citations and Acknowledgments.

Journal Reference https://osi-saf.eumetsat.int/lml/doc/osisaf_cdop2_ss1_atbd_leo_sst.pdf

S. Saux Picart. 2018. Algorithms Theoretical Basis Document for the Low Earth Orbiter Sea Surface Temperature Processing , EUMETSAT OSI SAF.