GHRSST Level 4 MUR Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (v4.1)
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DOI10.5067/GHGMR-4FJ04
Short NameMUR-JPL-L4-GLOB-v4.1
DescriptionA Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 4 sea surface temperature analysis produced as a retrospective dataset (four day latency) and near-real-time dataset (one day latency) at the JPL Physical Oceanography DAAC using wavelets as basis functions in an optimal interpolation approach on a global 0.01 degree grid. The version 4 Multiscale Ultrahigh Resolution (MUR) L4 analysis is based upon nighttime GHRSST L2P skin and subskin SST observations from several instruments including the NASA Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS (AMSR-E), the JAXA Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 on GCOM-W1, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometers (MODIS) on the NASA Aqua and Terra platforms, the US Navy microwave WindSat radiometer, the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on several NOAA satellites, and in situ SST observations from the NOAA iQuam project. The ice concentration data are from the archives at the EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF) High Latitude Processing Center and are also used for an improved SST parameterization for the high-latitudes. The dataset also contains additional variables for some granules including a SST anomaly derived from a MUR climatology and the temporal distance to the nearest IR measurement for each pixel.This dataset is funded by the NASA MEaSUREs program ( http://earthdata.nasa.gov/our-community/community-data-system-programs/measures-projects ), and created by a team led by Dr. Toshio M. Chin from JPL. It adheres to the GHRSST Data Processing Specification (GDS) version 2 format specifications. Use the file global metadata "history:" attribute to determine if a granule is near-realtime or retrospective.
Version4.1
Dataset TypeACTIVE
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Processing Level4
CoverageRegion: GLOBAL
North Bounding Coordinate: 90 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -90 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2002-Jun-01 to Present
Granule Time Span: 2002-Jun-01 to 2021-Apr-15
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0.01 degrees (Latitude) x 0.01 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Day
ProjectionProjection Type: Cylindrical Lat-Lon
Projection Detail: Regular 0.011 degree grid
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Platform/Sensor
Aqua
Platform
Name: Earth Observing System, AQUA (Aqua)
Orbit Period: 98.4 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.1 degrees
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MODIS
SENSOR
Name: Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
Swath Width: 2330.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

Aqua
Platform
Name: Earth Observing System, AQUA (Aqua)
Orbit Period: 98.4 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.1 degrees
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AMSR-E
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS (AMSR-E)
Swath Width: 1450.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

CORIOLIS
Platform
Name: Coriolis (CORIOLIS)
Orbit Period: 101.6 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.7 degrees
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WINDSAT
SENSOR
Name: WindSat (WINDSAT)
Swath Width: 1200.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

Terra
Platform
Name: Earth Observing System, TERRA (Terra)
Orbit Period: 98.8 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.2 degrees
/
MODIS
SENSOR
Name: Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
Swath Width: 2330.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

NOAA-19
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-19 (NOAA-19)
Orbit Period: 102.12 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.74 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.

InSitu
Platform
Name: InSitu (InSitu)
Orbit Period: -999.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: -999.0 degrees
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InSitu
SENSOR
Name: Ships and Moored and Drifting Buoys (InSitu)
Swath Width: -999.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

GCOM-W1
Platform
Name: Global Change Observation Mission 1st - Water (SHIZUKU) (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.

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderPublisher: JPL NASA
Creator: JPL MUR MEaSUREs Project
Release Place: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Release Date: 2015-Mar-11

Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, Level 4, sst, surface temperature, MUR, foundation SST, SST anomaly, anomaly
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GENERAL DOCUMENTATION
PUBLICATIONS
  • https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.07.029
    Chin, Toshio Michael, Jorge Vazquez-Cuervo, and Edward M. Armstrong. A multi-scale high-resolution analysis of global sea surface temperature. Remote sensing of environment 200 (2017): 154-169.
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Citation JPL MUR MEaSUREs Project. 2015. GHRSST Level 4 MUR Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis. Ver. 4.1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHGMR-4FJ04

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VersionDatasetVersion DateStatus
4.1GHRSST Level 4 MUR Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (v4.1)2014-10-31ACTIVE1414773037998
2GHRSST Level 4 MUR Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis2011-02-22RETIRED1298408747182