GHRSST Level 4 GAMSSA_28km Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis v1.0 dataset (GDS2)

(GAMSSA_28km-ABOM-L4-GLOB-v01)
Version1.0
Processing Level4
Start/Stop Date2008-Jul-23 to Present
Short NameGAMSSA_28km-ABOM-L4-GLOB-v01
DescriptionA Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 4 sea surface temperature analysis, produced daily on an operational basis at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) using optimal interpolation (OI) on a global 0.25 degree grid. This Global Australian Multi-Sensor SST Analysis (GAMSSA) v1.0 system blends satellite SST observations from passive infrared and passive microwave radiometers with in situ data from ships, drifting buoys and moorings from the Global Telecommunications System (GTS). SST observations that have experienced recent surface wind speeds less than 6 m/s during the day or less than 2 m/s during night are rejected from the analysis. The processing results in daily foundation SST estimates that are largely free of nocturnal cooling and diurnal warming effects. Sea ice concentrations are supplied by the NOAA/NCEP 12.7 km sea ice analysis. In the absence of observations, the analysis relaxes to the Reynolds and Smith (1994) Monthly 1 degree SST climatology for 1961 - 1990.
DOI10.5067/GHGAM-4FA1A
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Platform/Sensor
BUOYS
Platform
Name: (BUOYS)
Orbit Period: -999.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: -999.0 degrees
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DRIFTING BUOYS
SENSOR
Name: DRIFTING BUOYS (DRIFTING BUOYS)
Swath Width: -999.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

Suomi-NPP
Platform
Name: Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi-NPP)
Orbit Period: 101.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 97.1 degrees
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VIIRS
SENSOR
Name: Visible-Infrared Imager-Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)
Swath Width: 3040.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

GCOM-W1
Platform
Name: Global Change Observation Mission 1st-Water (GCOM-W1)
Orbit Period: 100.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.19 degrees
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AMSR2
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2)
Swath Width: 1450.0 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.

NOAA-20
Platform
Name: Joint Polar Satellite System - 1 (NOAA-20)
Orbit Period: 102.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 99.0 degrees
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VIIRS
SENSOR
Name: Visible-Infrared Imager-Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)
Swath Width: 3040.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

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-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.

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ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderPublisher: PO.DAAC
Creator: Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Release Place: Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia
Release Date: 2019-Sep-18
Resource: http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/bulletins/apob77.pdf

FormatnetCDF-4
Keyword(s)GAMSSA, ABOM, AUS, GLOB, GHRSST, sea surface temperature, SST, GDS2
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Resolution
Spatial Resolution: 0.25 degrees (Latitude) x 0.25 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: Daily - < Weekly
 
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: 2008-Jul-23 to Present
Granule Time Span: 2008-Jul-23 to 2022-Aug-09
 
Projection
Projection Type: Cylindrical Lat-Lon
Projection Detail: Regular 0.25 degree grid
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
 
DATA RECIPE
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION
DATA CITATION POLICY
Citation is critically important for dataset documentation and discovery. Please cite the data as follows, and cite the reference papers when it is appropriate.
Citation Australian Bureau of Meteorology. 2019. GHRSST L4 Australian Global Multi-Sensor SST Analysis (GAMSSA), daily, 1/4 degree resolution. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHGAM-4FA1A

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Journal Reference Zhong, Aihong and Helen Beggs. 2008. Operational Implementation of Global Australian Multi-Sensor Sea Surface Temperature Analysis, Analysis and Prediction Operations Bulletin No. 77.