GHRSST Level 2P Western Atlantic Regional Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) Imager on the GOES-13 satellite (GDS version 2)
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DOI10.5067/GHG13-2PO02
Short NameGOES13-OSPO-L2P-v1.0
DescriptionThe Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) operated by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) support weather forecasting, severe storm tracking, meteorology and oceanography research. Generally there are several GOES satellites in geosynchronous orbit at any one time viewing different earth locations including the GOES-13 launched 24 May 2006. The radiometer aboard the satellite, The GOES N-P Imager, is a five channel (one visible, four infrared) imaging radiometer designed to sense radiant and solar reflected energy from sampled areas of the earth. The multi-element spectral channels simultaneously sweep east-west and west-east along a north-to-south path by means of a two-axis mirror scan system retuning telemetry in 10-bit precision. For this Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) dataset, skin sea surface temperature (SST) measurements are calculated from the far IR channels of GOES-13 at full resolution on a half hourly basis. In native satellite projection, vertically adjacent pixels are averaged and read out at every pixel. L2P datasets including Single Sensor Error Statistics (SSES) are then derived following the GHRSST Data Processing Specification (GDS) version 2.0. The full disk image is subsetted into granules representing distinct northern and southern regions.
Version1.0
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Processing Level2P
CoverageRegion: GLOBAL
Region: ATLANTIC OCEAN
North Bounding Coordinate: 65 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: 50 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -135 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: -30 degrees
Time Span: 2013-Aug-01 to 2018-Jan-08
Granule Time Span: 2013-Aug-01 to 2018-Jan-08
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 4.6 km (Along) x 4.2 km (Across)
ProjectionProjection Type: Satellite native view / two vertical cells blended
Projection Detail: Geolocation information included for each pixel
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Swath Width7000 km
Platform/Sensor
GOES-15
Platform
Name: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 15 (GOES-15)
Orbit Period: -99.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: -99.0 degrees
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GOES-15 Imager
SENSOR
Name: (GOES-15 Imager)
Swath Width: 6000.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderPublisher: NOAA/NESDIS
Creator: NOAA/NESDIS USA, 5200 Auth Rd, Camp Springs, MD, 20746
Release Place: Camp Springs, MD (USA)
Release Date: 2014-Nov-17

Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, L2P, sst, surface temperature, GDS2, v1.0, goes13, ospo
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Citation NOAA/NESDIS USA, 5200 Auth Rd, Camp Springs, MD, 20746. 2014. GHRSST Sea Surface Temperature 30W-135W and 65N-50S, at 0.036 degree resolution from GOES-13 Imager. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHG13-2PO02

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Journal Reference File specification: GHRSST Data Processing Specification v2.0. SST Algorithm: ATBD Baysian Cloud Screening for GOES-12 (NOAA/NESDIS)

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