GHRSST Level 4 OSTIA Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (GDS version 2)

GHRSST Level 4 OSTIA Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (GDS version 2)
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DOI10.5067/GHOST-4FK02
Short NameOSTIA-UKMO-L4-GLOB-v2.0
DescriptionA Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 4 sea surface temperature analysis produced daily on an operational basis at the UK Met Office using optimal interpolation (OI) on a global 0.054 degree grid. The Operational Sea Surface Temperature and Sea Ice Analysis (OSTIA) analysis uses satellite data from sensors that include the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI), the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) imager, the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI), the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Microwave Imager (TMI) and in situ data from ships, drifting and moored buoys. This analysis was specifically produced to be used as a lower boundary condition in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models. This dataset adheres to the GHRSST Data Processing Specification (GDS) version 2 format specifications.
Version2.0
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration > Sea Ice Fraction
Oceans > 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: 2013-Apr-25 to Present
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0.054 degrees (Latitude) x 0.054 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Day
ProjectionType: Cylindrical Lat-Lon
Detail: Regular 0.054 degree grid
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Latency24 hours
Platform/Sensor
InSitu
Platform
Name: InSitu (InSitu)
Orbit Period: -999 minutes
Inclination Angle: -999 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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InSitu
SENSOR
Name: Ships and Moored and Drifting Buoys (InSitu)
Swath Width: -999 km
Description: In situ SST data from drifting and moored buoys, and ships.

MetOp-A
Platform
Name: Meteorological Operational Satellite - A (MetOp-A)
Orbit Period: 101.3 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.7 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.

MSG1
Platform
Name: Meteosat Second Generation 1 (MSG1)
Orbit Period: -999 minutes
Inclination Angle: -999 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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SEVIRI
SENSOR
Name: Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI)
Swath Width: 11140 km
Description: The Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager (SEVIRI) has the capacity to observe the Earth in 12 spectral channels. Eight of these channels are in the thermal infrared, providing among other information, observations of the temperatures of clouds, land and sea surfaces at approximately 5 km resolution with a 15 minute duty cycle.

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.

NOAA-20
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-20 (NOAA-20)
Orbit Period: 102 minutes
Inclination Angle: 99 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.

GOES-16
Platform
Name: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 16 (GOES-16)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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ABI
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) (ABI)
Swath Width: 7000 km
Description: The Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) 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

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderCreator: UK Met Office
Release Place: Met Office, Exeter, UK
Release Date: 2012-Dec-19
Resource: none
Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, Level 4, sst, L4, surface temperature, OSTIA
Persistent IDPODAAC-GHOST-4FK02
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
User's Guide
GDS2 User Manualftp://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/OceanTemperature/ghrsst/docs/GDS20r5.pdf
Documentation on the GDS version 2 format specification
Citation UK Met Office. 2012. GHRSST Level 4 OSTIA Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (GDS version 2). Ver. 2.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GHOST-4FK02.

For more information see Data Citations and Acknowledgments.

Journal Reference Donlon, C. J, M. Martin, J. Stark, J. Roberts-Jones, E. Fiedler, W. Wimmer, 2012: The Operational Sea Surface Temperature and Sea Ice Analysis (OSTIA) system. Remote Sen. Env., 116, 140-158