GHRSST Level 2P Central Pacific Regional Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) Imager on the GOES-15 satellite (GDS version 2)

GHRSST Level 2P Central Pacific Regional Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) Imager on the GOES-15 satellite (GDS version 2)
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DOI10.5067/GHG15-2PO02
Short NameGOES15-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-15 launched 4 March 2010. 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-15 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 TypeOPEN
MeasurementOceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature > Sea Surface Skin Temperature (SSTskin)
Processing Level2P
CoverageRegion: Pacific
Northernmost Latitude: 72 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: -44 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: 146 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: -105 degrees
Time Span: 2013-Aug-01 to Present
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 4.6 km (Along) x 4.2 km (Across)
ProjectionType: Satellite native view / two vertical cells blended
Detail: Geolocation information included for each pixel
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Latency6 hours
Swath Width7 m
Sample Frequency-
Temporal Repeat (Nominal)30 Minute
Temporal Repeat (Min)30 Minute
Temporal Repeat (Max)30 Minute
Platform/Sensor
GOES-15
Platform
Name: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 15 (GOES-15)
Orbit Period: -99 minutes
Inclination Angle: -99 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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GOES-11 Imager
SENSOR
Name: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 11-Imager (GOES-11 Imager)
Swath Width: 7000 km
Description: The GOES Imager is a multi-channel instrument 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.

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderCreator: NOAA/NESDIS USA, 5200 Auth Rd, Camp Springs, MD, 20746
Release Place: Camp Springs, MD (USA)
Release Date: 2014-Nov-17
Resource: -
Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, L2P, sst, surface temperature, GDS2, v1.0, goes15, ospo
Persistent IDPODAAC-GHG15-2PO02
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User's Guide
Web Servicehttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/OceanTemperature/ghrsst/docs/GDS20r5.pdf
Documentation on the GDS version 2 format specification
Citation NOAA/NESDIS USA, 5200 Auth Rd, Camp Springs, MD, 20746. 2014. GHRSST Level 2P Central Pacific Regional Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) Imager on the GOES-15 satellite (GDS version 2). Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHG15-2PO02.

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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)