GHRSST Level 4 MUR Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (v4.1)

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 (AMSRE), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the NASA Aqua and Terra platforms, the US Navy microwave WindSat radiometer, 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. This data set 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. This dataset adheres to the GHRSST Data Processing Specification (GDS) version 2 format specifications.
Version4.1
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature > Foundation Sea Surface Temperature
Processing Level4
CoverageRegion: Global
Northernmost Latitude: 90 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: -90 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -180 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2002-Jun-01 to Present
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0.01 degrees (Latitude) x 0.01 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Day
ProjectionType: Cylindrical Lat-Lon
Detail: Regular 0.011 degree grid
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Latency hours
Platform/Sensor
AQUA
Platform
Name: Earth Observing System, AQUA (AQUA)
Orbit Period: 98.4 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.1 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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AMSR-E
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS (AMSR-E)
Swath Width: 1450 km
Description: The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS (AMSR-E) is a twelve-channel, six-frequency, total power passive-microwave radiometer system.

AQUA
Platform
Name: Earth Observing System, AQUA (AQUA)
Orbit Period: 98.4 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.1 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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MODIS
SENSOR
Name: Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
Swath Width: 2330 km
Description: The MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument provides high radiometric sensitivity (12 bit) in 36 spectral bands ranging in wavelength from 0.4 m to 14.4 m. It is used for observing processes occurring on the land, in the oceans, and in the lower atmosphere.

NOAA-18
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-18 (NOAA-18)
Orbit Period: 102.12 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.74 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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AVHRR-3
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3 (AVHRR-3)
Swath Width: 2400 km
Description: The AVHRR is a radiation-detection imager that can be used for remotely determining cloud cover and the surface temperature. Note that the term surface can mean the surface of the Earth, the upper surfaces of clouds, or the surface of a body of water.

TERRA
Platform
Name: Earth Observing System, TERRA (TERRA)
Orbit Period: 98.8 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.2 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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MODIS
SENSOR
Name: Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
Swath Width: 2330 km
Description: The MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument provides high radiometric sensitivity (12 bit) in 36 spectral bands ranging in wavelength from 0.4 m to 14.4 m. It is used for observing processes occurring on the land, in the oceans, and in the lower atmosphere.

Coriolis
Platform
Name: Coriolis (Coriolis)
Orbit Period: 101.6 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.7 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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WindSat
SENSOR
Name: WindSat (WindSat)
Swath Width: 1200 km
Description: WindSat is a microwave polarimetric radiometer designed with the capability of retrieving ocean surface wind vectors using three fully polarimetric feed horns at 10.7, 18.7, and 37.0 GHz. With 2 additional dual-polarized (i.e., not fully polarimetric) radiometer bands and a total of 22 descrete micrwave channels, WindSat can also retrieve sea surface temperature, rain rate, water vaper, and cloud liquid water.

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderCreator: JPL MUR MEaSUREs Project
Release Place: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Release Date: 2015-Mar-11
Resource: http://mur.jpl.nasa.gov
Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, Level 4, sst, surface temperature, MUR, foundation SST
Persistent IDPODAAC-GHGMR-4FJ04
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
User's Guide
GHRSST GDS2 User Manualftp://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/OceanTemperature/ghrsst/docs/GDS20r5.pdf
Documentation on the GDS version 2 format specification
Project Materials
Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for GHRSST L4 MUR datasethttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/ghrsst/data/GDS2/L4/GLOB/JPL/MUR/docs/Chin2017.pdf
Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document
Journal References
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technologyhttp://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/1520-0426%281998%29015%3C0741:BSHWSS%3E2.0.CO;2
Chin T.M., Milliff R.F., Large W.G. (1998). Basin-scale, high-wavenumber sea surface wind fields from a multiresolution analysis of scatterometer data. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 15: 741-763
Richard D. Ray, R.Dwi Susantohttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL069485/full
Tidal mixing signatures in the Indonesian seas from high-resolution sea surface temperature data
Additional Sites
GHRSST Project Websitehttp://www.ghrsst.org
GHRSST Project website
MUR Project Homepagehttp://mur.rsmas.miami.edu
MUR Project homepage
Citation JPL MUR MEaSUREs Project. 2015. GHRSST Level 4 MUR Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (v4.1). Ver. 4.1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GHGMR-4FJ04.

For more information see Data Citations and Acknowledgments.

Journal Reference Information on the analysis can be found at ftp://mariana.jpl.nasa.gov/mur_sst/tmchin/docs/ATBD/