GHRSST Level 4 MW_IR_OI Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature analysis version 5.0 from REMSS

GHRSST Level 4 MW_IR_OI Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature analysis version 5.0 from REMSS
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DOI10.5067/GHMWI-4FR05
Short NameMW_IR_OI-REMSS-L4-GLOB-v5.0
DescriptionA Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) global Level 4 sea surface temperature analysis produced daily on a 0.09-degree grid at Remote Sensing Systems. This product uses optimal interpolation (OI) from both microwave (MW) sensors including the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager (GMI), the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Microwave Imager (TMI), the NASA Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS (AMSRE), the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) onboard the GCOM-W1 satellite, and WindSat operates on the Coriolis satellite, and infrared (IR) sensors such as the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the NASA Aqua and Terra platform and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on board the Suomi-NPP satellite. The through-cloud capabilities of microwave radiometers provide a valuable picture of global sea surface temperature (SST) while infrared radiometers (i.e., MODIS) have a higher spatial resolution. This analysis does not use any in situ SST data such as drifting buoy SST. Comparing with previous version 4.0 dataset, the version 5.0 has made the updates in several areas, including the diurnal warming model, the sensor-specific error statistics (SSES) for each microwave sensor, the sensor correlation model, and the quality mask.
Version5.0
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature > Foundation Sea Surface Temperature (SSTfnd)
Processing Level4
CoverageRegion: Global
Northernmost Latitude: 90 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: -90 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -179 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2002-Jun-01 to Present
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0.09 degrees (Latitude) x 0.09 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Day
ProjectionType: Cylindrical Lat-Lon
Detail: Regular 0.09 degree grid
Ellipsoid: WGS-84
Latency24 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.

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.

TRMM
Platform
Name: Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Orbit Period: 92.4 minutes
Inclination Angle: 35 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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TMI
SENSOR
Name: TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI)
Swath Width: 878 km
Description: The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission's (TRMM) Microwave Imager (TMI) is a passive microwave sensor designed to provide quantitative rainfall information over a wide swath under the TRMM satellite.

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.

Suomi NPP
Platform
Name: Suomi Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP)
Orbit Period: 101 minutes
Inclination Angle: 97.1 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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VIIRS
SENSOR
Name: Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)
Swath Width: 3040 km
Description: VIIRS is a 22-band radiometer to collect infrared and visible light for earth system monitoring

GCOM-W1
Platform
Name: Global Change Observation Mission 1st - Water (SHIZUKU) (GCOM-W1)
Orbit Period: 100 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.19 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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AMSR2
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2)
Swath Width: 1450 km
Description: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) onboard the GCOM- W1

GPM_Core
Platform
Name: Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory (GPM_Core)
Orbit Period: 95 minutes
Inclination Angle: 65 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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GMI
SENSOR
Name: GPM Microwave Imager (GMI)
Swath Width: 904 km
Description: GPM Microwave Imager

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderCreator: Remote Sensing Systems
Release Place: Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Release Date: 2017-Dec-29
Resource: http://www.remss.com
Keyword(s)GHRSST, REMSS, remss, sea surface temperature, Level 4, sst, L4, surface temperature
Persistent IDPODAAC-GHMWI-4FR05
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
User's Guide
GDS2 User Manuelftp://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/OceanTemperature/ghrsst/docs/GDS20r5.pdf
Documentation on the GDS version 2 format specification
Project Materials
nonehttp://ghrsst.jpl.nasa.gov
Portal to the GHRSST Global Data Assembly Center and data access
Product Descriptionhttp://www.remss.com/measurements/sea-surface-temperature/oisst-description
Microwave Infrared OI SST Product Description
Additional Sites
GHRSSThttp://www.ghrsst.org
GHRSST Project homepage
Citation Remote Sensing Systems. 2017. GHRSST Level 4 MW_IR_OI Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature analysis version 5.0 from REMSS. Ver. 5.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GHMWI-4FR05.

For more information see Data Citations and Acknowledgments.

Journal Reference http://www.remss.com/measurements/sea-surface-temperature/oisst-description