GHRSST Level 4 OSTIA Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis
16 Publications Cited this Dataset
Citation metrics available for years (2015-2019)
DOI10.5067/GHOST-4FK01
Short NameUKMO-L4HRfnd-GLOB-OSTIA
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 Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR), the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI), the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS (AMSRE), the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Microwave Imager (TMI), and in situ data from drifting and moored buoys. This analysis has a highly smoothed SST field and was specifically produced to support SST data assimilation into Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models.
Version1.0
Dataset TypeACTIVE
MeasurementSEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > OCEANS > Foundation Sea Surface Temperature
Processing Level4
CoverageNorth Bounding Coordinate: 90 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -90 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2006-Apr-01 to Present
Granule Time Span: 2006-Apr-01 to 2020-Oct-23
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0.054 degrees (Latitude) x 0.054 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Day
ProjectionEllipsoid: WGS 84
Platform/Sensor
TRMM
Platform
Name: Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Orbit Period: 92.4 minutes
Inclination Angle: 35.0 degrees
/
TMI
SENSOR
Name: TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI)
Swath Width: 878.0 meters
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
/
SEVIRI
SENSOR
Name: Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI)
Swath Width: 11140.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

NOAA-16
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-16 (NOAA-16)
Orbit Period: 102.1 minutes
Inclination Angle: 99.0 degrees
/
AVHRR-3
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3 (AVHRR-3)
Swath Width: 2400.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

NOAA-17
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-17 (NOAA-17)
Orbit Period: 101.2 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.7 degrees
/
AVHRR-3
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3 (AVHRR-3)
Swath Width: 2400.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

Aqua
Platform
Name: Earth Observing System, AQUA (Aqua)
Orbit Period: 98.4 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.1 degrees
/
AMSR-E
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS (AMSR-E)
Swath Width: 1450.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

NOAA-19
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-19 (NOAA-19)
Orbit Period: 102.12 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.74 degrees
/
AVHRR-3
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3 (AVHRR-3)
Swath Width: 2400.0 meters
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
/
InSitu
SENSOR
Name: Ships and Moored and Drifting Buoys (InSitu)
Swath Width: -999.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ENVISAT
Platform
Name: Environmental Satellite (ENVISAT)
Orbit Period: 100.59 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.55 degrees
/
AATSR
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR)
Swath Width: 500.0 meters
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: 2005-Dec-23
Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, Level 4, sst, L4, surface temperature
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Direct Access
Web Servicehttps://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/ws/search/granule/?datasetId=PODAAC-GHOST-4FK01&apidoc
(Search Granule)
PO.DAAC DRIVEhttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/ghrsst/data/L4/GLOB/UKMO/OSTIA
PO.DAAC Drive
OPENDAP DATAhttps://podaac-opendap.jpl.nasa.gov/opendap/allData/ghrsst/data/L4/GLOB/UKMO/OSTIA/
The OPeNDAP base directory location for the collection.
Format (Compression)NETCDF
Tools and Services
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION
Citation UK Met Office. 2005. OSTIA L4 SST Analysis. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHOST-4FK01

Download Citation
RIS XML JSON-LD

For more information see Data Citations and Acknowledgments.

Journal Reference