GHRSST Level 2P Global Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on the MetOp-A satellite produced by EUMETSAT

GHRSST Level 2P Global Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on the MetOp-A satellite produced by EUMETSAT
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DOI10.5067/GHAMT-2PE01
Short NameEUR-L2P-AVHRR_METOP_A
DescriptionThe European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF) is producing SST products in near realtime 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 m) using a multispectral algorithm. Atmospheric profiles of water vapor and temperature from a numerical weather prediction model, together with a radiative 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.
Version1
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE SKIN TEMPERATURE
Processing Level2P
CoverageRegion: Global
Northernmost Latitude: 90 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: -90 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -180 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2009-Sep-30 to 2013-Jul-04
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 6.2 km (Along) x 6.2 km (Across)
ProjectionType: Satellite native swath
Detail: Geolocation information included for each pixel
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Latency6 hours
Swath Width2 m
Sample Frequency-
Temporal Repeat (Nominal)2 Day
Temporal Repeat (Min)1 Day
Temporal Repeat (Max)3 Day
Platform/Sensor
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.

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderCreator: EUMETSAT/OSI-SAF
Release Place: EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility, Lannion, France
Release Date: 2008-Apr-09
Resource: none
Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, L2P, SST, surface temperature, AVHRR, OSI SAF, OSISAF, L3C
Persistent IDPODAAC-GHAMT-2PE01
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
User's Guide
Product User Manualhttp://www.osi-saf.org/lml/doc/osisaf_cdop2_ss1_pum_leo_sst.pdf
Additional Sites
Project websitehttp://www.ghrsst.org
Description of the GHRSST Project
Citation EUMETSAT/OSI-SAF. 2008. GHRSST Level 2P Global Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on the MetOp-A satellite produced by EUMETSAT. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHAMT-2PE01.

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