GHRSST Level 4 CMC0.2deg Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (GDS version 2)

GHRSST Level 4 CMC0.2deg Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (GDS version 2)
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DOI10.5067/GHCMC-4FM02
Short NameCMC0.2deg-CMC-L4-GLOB-v2.0
DescriptionA Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 4 sea surface temperature (SST) analysis produced daily on an operational basis at the Canadian Meteorological Center. This dataset merges infrared satellite SST at varying points in the time series from the (A)TSR series of radiometers from ERS-1, ERS-2 and Envisat, AVHRR from NOAA-16,17,18,19 and METOP-A, and microwave data from TMI, AMSR-E and Windsat in conjunction with in situ observations of SST from drifting buoys and ships from the ICOADS program. It uses the previous days analysis as the background field for the statistical interpolation used to assimilate the satellite and in situ observations. This dataset adheres to the GHRSST Data Processing Specification (GDS) version 2 format specifications.
Version2.0
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature > Foundation Sea Surface Temperature
Processing Level4
CoverageRegion: Global
Northernmost Latitude: 90 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: -90 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -180 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: 180 degrees
Time Span: 1991-Sep-01 to 2017-Mar-17
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0.2 degrees (Latitude) x 0.2 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Day
ProjectionType: Cylindrical Lat-Lon
Detail: Regular 0.054 degree grid
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Latency24 hours
Platform/Sensor
AQUA
Platform
Name: Earth Observing System, AQUA (AQUA)
Orbit Period: 98.4 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.1 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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AMSR-E
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS (AMSR-E)
Swath Width: 1450 km
Description: The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS (AMSR-E) is a twelve-channel, six-frequency, total power passive-microwave radiometer system.

ENVISAT
Platform
Name: Environmental Satellite (ENVISAT)
Orbit Period: 100.59 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.55 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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AATSR
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR)
Swath Width: 500 km
Description: Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) is one of the Announcement of Opportunity (AO) instruments on board the European Space Agency (ESA) satellite ENVISAT. It is the most recent in a series of instruments designed primarily to measure Sea Surface Temperature (SST), following on from ATSR-1 and ATSR-2 on board ERS-1 and ERS-2.

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.

MetOp-A
Platform
Name: Meteorological Operational Satellite - A (MetOp-A)
Orbit Period: 101.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.7 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-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
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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-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
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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.

TRMM
Platform
Name: Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Orbit Period: 92.4 minutes
Inclination Angle: 35 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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TMI
SENSOR
Name: TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI)
Swath Width: 878 km
Description: The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission's (TRMM) Microwave Imager (TMI) is a passive microwave sensor designed to provide quantitative rainfall information over a wide swath under the TRMM satellite.

ERS-1
Platform
Name: European Remote Sensing Satellite-1 (ERS-1)
Orbit Period: 100.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.5 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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ATSR-2
SENSOR
Name: Along Track Scanning Radiometer 2 (ATSR-2)
Swath Width: - km
Description: The Along-Track Scanning Radiometer-2 produces infrared images of the Earth at a spatial resolution of 1 kilometer.

ERS-2
Platform
Name: European Remote Sensing Satellite-2 (ERS-2)
Orbit Period: 100.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.5 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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ATSR-2
SENSOR
Name: Along Track Scanning Radiometer 2 (ATSR-2)
Swath Width: - km
Description: The Along-Track Scanning Radiometer-2 produces infrared images of the Earth at a spatial resolution of 1 kilometer.

NOAA-20
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-20 (NOAA-20)
Orbit Period: 102 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.

Coriolis
Platform
Name: Coriolis (Coriolis)
Orbit Period: 101.6 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.7 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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WindSat
SENSOR
Name: WindSat (WindSat)
Swath Width: 1200 km
Description: WindSat is a microwave polarimetric radiometer designed with the capability of retrieving ocean surface wind vectors using three fully polarimetric feed horns at 10.7, 18.7, and 37.0 GHz. With 2 additional dual-polarized (i.e., not fully polarimetric) radiometer bands and a total of 22 descrete micrwave channels, WindSat can also retrieve sea surface temperature, rain rate, water vaper, and cloud liquid water.

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderCreator: Canada Meteorological Center
Release Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Release Date: 2012-Nov-19
Resource: none
Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, Level 4, sst, L4, surface temperature, CMC, CMC0.2deg
Persistent IDPODAAC-GHCMC-4FM02
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Citation Canada Meteorological Center. 2012. GHRSST Level 4 CMC0.2deg Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (GDS version 2). Ver. 2.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GHCMC-4FM02.

For more information see Data Citations and Acknowledgments.

Journal Reference Brasnett B., 2008. The impact of satellite retrievals in a global sea-surface-temperature analysis. Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc., 134, 1745-1760. DOI: 10.1002/qj.319