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 TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Processing Level4
CoverageRegion: GLOBAL
North Bounding Coordinate: 90 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -90 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 1991-Sep-01 to 2017-Mar-18
Granule Time Span: 1991-Sep-01 to 2017-Mar-18
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0.2 degrees (Latitude) x 0.2 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Day
ProjectionProjection Type: Cylindrical Lat-Lon
Projection Detail: Regular 0.054 degree grid
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Platform/Sensor
TRMM
Platform
Name: Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Orbit Period: 92.4 minutes
Inclination Angle: 35.0 degrees
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TMI
SENSOR
Name: TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI)
Swath Width: 878.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

CORIOLIS
Platform
Name: Coriolis (CORIOLIS)
Orbit Period: 101.6 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.7 degrees
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WINDSAT
SENSOR
Name: WindSat (WINDSAT)
Swath Width: 1200.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

NOAA-16
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-16 (NOAA-16)
Orbit Period: 102.1 minutes
Inclination Angle: 99.0 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.

NOAA-17
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-17 (NOAA-17)
Orbit Period: 101.2 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.

Aqua
Platform
Name: Earth Observing System, AQUA (Aqua)
Orbit Period: 98.4 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.1 degrees
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AMSR-E
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS (AMSR-E)
Swath Width: 1450.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

NOAA-19
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-19 (NOAA-19)
Orbit Period: 102.12 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.74 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.

ERS-1
Platform
Name: European Remote Sensing Satellite-1 (ERS-1)
Orbit Period: 100.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.5 degrees
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ATSR-2
SENSOR
Name: Along Track Scanning Radiometer 2 (ATSR-2)

ERS-2
Platform
Name: European Remote Sensing Satellite-2 (ERS-2)
Orbit Period: 100.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.5 degrees
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ATSR-2
SENSOR
Name: Along Track Scanning Radiometer 2 (ATSR-2)

NOAA-20
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-20 (NOAA-20)
Orbit Period: 102.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 99.0 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.

InSitu
Platform
Name: InSitu (InSitu)
Orbit Period: -999.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: -999.0 degrees
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InSitu
SENSOR
Name: Ships and Moored and Drifting Buoys (InSitu)
Swath Width: -999.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

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.

ENVISAT
Platform
Name: Environmental Satellite (ENVISAT)
Orbit Period: 100.59 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.55 degrees
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AATSR
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR)
Swath Width: 500.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

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ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderPublisher: Canada Meteorological Center
Creator: Canada Meteorological Center
Release Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Release Date: 2012-Nov-19

Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, Level 4, sst, L4, surface temperature, CMC, CMC0.2deg
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Citation Canada Meteorological Center. 2012. CMC 0.2 deg global sea surface temperature analysis. Ver. 2.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHCMC-4FM02

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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

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