GHRSST Level 4 OSTIA Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis

GHRSST Level 4 OSTIA Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis
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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 TypeOPEN
MeasurementOceans > 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: 2006-Apr-01 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
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.

ENVISAT
Platform
Name: Environmental Satellite (ENVISAT)
Orbit Period: 100.59 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.55 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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AATSR
SENSOR
Name: Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR)
Swath Width: 500 km
Description: Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) is one of the Announcement of Opportunity (AO) instruments on board the European Space Agency (ESA) satellite ENVISAT. It is the most recent in a series of instruments designed primarily to measure Sea Surface Temperature (SST), following on from ATSR-1 and ATSR-2 on board ERS-1 and ERS-2.

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.

MSG2
Platform
Name: Meteosat Second Generation 2 (MSG2)
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.

NOAA-16
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-16 (NOAA-16)
Orbit Period: 102.1 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.

NOAA-17
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-17 (NOAA-17)
Orbit Period: 101.2 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.

NOAA-19
Platform
Name: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-19 (NOAA-19)
Orbit Period: 102.12 minutes
Inclination Angle: 98.74 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.

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.

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderCreator: UK Met Office
Release Place: Met Office, Exeter, UK
Release Date: 2005-Dec-23
Resource: none
Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, Level 4, sst, L4, surface temperature
Persistent IDPODAAC-GHOST-4FK01
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Citation UK Met Office. 2005. GHRSST Level 4 OSTIA Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHOST-4FK01.

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Journal Reference Stark, J.D., C. J. Donlon, M. J. Martin and M. E. McCulloch, 2007, OSTIA : An operational, high resolution, real time, global sea surface temperature analysis system., Oceans 07 IEEE Aberdeen, conference proceedings. Marine challenges: coastline to deep sea. Aberdeen, Scotland.IEEE.