GHRSST Level 2P Global skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) on the Metop-A satellite (GDS V2) produced by OSI SAF
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DOI10.5067/GHIAS-2PO01
Short NameIASI_SST_METOP_A-OSISAF-L2P-v1.0
DescriptionA global 1 km Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 2P dataset based on multi-channel sea surface temperature (SST) retrievals generated in real-time from the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) on the European Meteorological Operational-A (MetOp-A)satellite (launched 19 Oct 2006). 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 realtime from METOP/IASI. The Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) measures inthe infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum at a horizontal resolution of 12 km at nadir up to40km over a swath width of about 2,200 km. With 14 orbits in a sun-synchronous mid-morningorbit (9:30 Local Solar Time equator crossing, descending node) global observations can beprovided twice a day. The SST retrieval is performed and provided by the IASI L2 processor atEUMETSAT headquarters. The product format is compliant with the GHRSST Data Specification(GDS) version 2.
Version1
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Processing Level2P
CoverageRegion: GLOBAL
North Bounding Coordinate: 90 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -90 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2014-Nov-20 to 2016-Feb-23
Granule Time Span: 2014-Nov-20 to 2016-Feb-23
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 12 km (Along) x 12 km (Across)
ProjectionProjection Type: Satellite native swath
Projection Detail: Geolocation information included for each pixel
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Swath Width2200 km
Platform/Sensor
METOP-A
Platform
Name: Meteorological Operational Satellite - A (METOP-A)
Orbit Period: 101.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.7 degrees
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IASI
SENSOR
Name: Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI)
Swath Width: 2200.0 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
Creator: EUMETSAT/OSI SAF
Release Place: EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility, Lannion, France
Release Date: 2015-May-29
Resource: http://www.osi-saf.org

Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, L2P, sst, surface temperature, metop, metop a, IASI, iasi, osi, osi saf, osisaf, gds2
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Citation EUMETSAT/OSI SAF. 2015. METOP_A IASI swath SST data set. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHIAS-2PO01

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For more information see Data Citations and Acknowledgments.

Journal Reference Information on the the METOP SST algorithm can be found in the following documents: http://www.osi-saf.org/biblio/docs/ss1_pum_leo_sst_2_0.pdf

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