GHRSST Level 3C sub-skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES 13) Imager in East position (GDS V2) produced by OSI SAF

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Short NameGOES13-OSISAF-L3C-v1.0
DescriptionA regional Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 3 Collated (L3C) dataset for the America Region (AMERICAS) based on retrievals from the GOES-13 Imager on board GOES-13 satellite. 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 GOES 13 in East position. GOES 13 imager level 1 data are acquired at Meteo- France/Centre de Meteorologie Spatiale (CMS) through the EUMETSAT/EUMETCAST system. SST is retrieved from the GOES 13 infrared channels (3.9 and 10.8 micrometer) using a multispectral algorithm. Due to the lack of 12 micrometer channel in the GOES 13 imager, SST retrieval is not possible in daytime conditions. 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. Every 30 minutes slot is processed at full satellite resolution. The operational products are then produced by remapping over a 0.05 degree regular grid (60S-60N and 135W-15W) SST fields obtained by aggregating 30 minute SST data available in one hour time, and the priority being given to the value the closest in time to the product nominal hour. The product format is compliant with the GHRSST Data Specification (GDS) version 2.
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
Processing Level3C
CoverageRegion: Americas
Region: EUROPE
North Bounding Coordinate: 60 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -60 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: 135 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2010-Jan-01 to 2017-Dec-14
Granule Time Span: 2010-Apr-01 to 2017-Dec-14
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0.05 degrees (Latitude) x 0.05 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Hour
ProjectionProjection Type: Cylindrical Lat-Lon
Projection Detail: Regular 0.05 degree grid
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Name: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13 (GOES-13)
Orbit Period: -99.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: -99.0 degrees
GOES-13 Imager
Name: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13-Imager (GOES-13 Imager)
Swath Width: 7000.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderPublisher: EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility, Meteo-France/CMS, Lannion, France
Release Place: EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility, Lannion, France
Release Date: 2015-May-29

Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, sst, surface temperature, osisaf, osi saf, goes, goes13, gds2, l3c
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Citation EUMETSAT/OSI SAF. 2015. AMERICAS GOES13 SST data set. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at

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