GHRSST Level 4 RAMSSA_9km Australian Regional Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis v1.0 dataset (GDS2)

GHRSST Level 4 RAMSSA_9km Australian Regional Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis v1.0 dataset (GDS2)
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DOI10.5067/GHRAM-4FA1A
Short NameRAMSSA_09km-ABOM-L4-AUS-v01
DescriptionA Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 4 sea surface temperature analysis, produced daily on an operational basis at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) using optimal interpolation (OI) on a regional 1/12 degree grid over the Australian region (20N - 70S, 60E - 170W). This Regional Australian Multi-Sensor SST Analysis (RAMSSA) v1.0 system blends satellite SST observations from passive infrared and passive microwave radiometers, with in situ data from ships, Argo floats, XBTs, CTDs, drifting buoys and moorings from the Global Telecommunications System (GTS). SST observations that have experienced recent surface wind speeds less than 6 m/s during the day or less than 2 m/s during night are rejected from the analysis. The processing results in daily foundation SST estimates that are largely free of nocturnal cooling and diurnal warming effects. Sea ice concentrations are supplied by the NOAA/NCEP 12.7 km sea ice analysis. In the absence of observations, the analysis relaxes to the BoM Global Weekly 1 degree OI SST analysis, which relaxes to the Reynolds and Smith (1994) Monthly 1 degree SST climatology for 1961 - 1990.
Version1.0
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE > FOUNDATION SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Processing Level4
CoverageRegion: Oceania
Northernmost Latitude: 20 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: -70 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: 60 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: -170 degrees
Time Span: 2006-Jun-12 to Present
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0.083 degrees (Latitude) x 0.083 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Day
ProjectionType: Cylindrical Lat-Lot
Detail: Regular 0.083 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.

METOP-B
Platform
Name: Meteorological Operational Satellite - B (METOP-B)
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.

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: The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) onboard the GCOM-W satellite is a remote sensing instrument for measuring weak microwave emission from the surface and the atmosphere of the Earth

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderCreator: Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Release Place: Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia
Release Date: 2019-Nov-14
Resource: http://www.bom.gov.au/jshess/docs/2011/beggs_hres.pdf, DOI: 10.22499/2.6101.001
Keyword(s)RAMSSA, ABOM, AUS, GHRSST, sea surface temperature, sst, gds2
Persistent IDPODAAC-GHRAM-4FA1A
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Additional Sites
GHRSST Mission Pagehttps://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/ghrsst
Portal to the GHRSST Global Data Assembly Center and data access
GHRSST Projecthttps://www.ghrsst.org/
GHRSST Project homepage
Citation Australian Bureau of Meteorology. 2019. GHRSST Level 4 RAMSSA_9km Australian Regional Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis v1.0 dataset (GDS2). Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHRAM-4FA1A.

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Journal Reference Beggs H., A. Zhong, G. Warren, O. Alves, G. Brassington and T. Pugh (2011) RAMSSA - An Operational, High-Resolution, Multi-Sensor Sea Surface Temperature Analysis over the Australian Region, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, 61, 1-22. http://www.bom.gov.au/jshess/docs/2011/beggs_hres.pdf