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 TypeACTIVE
MeasurementOCEANS > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
OCEANS > 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: 2006-Dec-31 to Present
Granule Time Span: 2006-Dec-31 to 2021-Apr-15
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0.05 degrees (Latitude) x 0.05 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Day
ProjectionProjection Type: Cylindrical Lat-Lon
Projection Detail: Regular 0.054 degree grid
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Platform/Sensor
GOES-16
Platform
Name: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 16 (GOES-16)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
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ABI
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) (ABI)
Swath Width: 7000.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

TRMM
Platform
Name: Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Orbit Period: 92.4 minutes
Inclination Angle: 35.0 degrees
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TMI
SENSOR
Name: TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI)
Swath Width: 878.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

MSG2
Platform
Name: Meteosat Second Generation 2 (MSG2)
Orbit Period: -999.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: -999.0 degrees
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SEVIRI
SENSOR
Name: Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI)
Swath Width: 11140.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

NOAA-20
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-20 (NOAA-20)
Orbit Period: 102.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 99.0 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.

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

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderPublisher: UK Met Office
Creator: UK Met Office
Release Place: Met Office, Exeter, UK
Release Date: 2012-Dec-19

Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, Level 4, sst, L4, surface temperature, OSTIA
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Citation UK Met Office. 2012. OSTIA L4 SST Analysis (GDS2). Ver. 2.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHOST-4FK02

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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