GHRSST Level 2P Global Sea Surface Temperature from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite (GDS version 2)

GHRSST Level 2P Global Sea Surface Temperature from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite (GDS version 2)
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DOI10.5067/GHVRS-2PN16
Short NameVIIRS_NPP-JPL-L2P-v2016.0
DescriptionThe Visible and Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is a multi-disciplinary instrument that is being flown on the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) series of spacecraft, including the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) that launched in October 2011. JPSS is a multi-platform, multi-agency program that consolidates the polar orbiting spacecraft of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). S-NPP is the initial spacecraft in this series, and VIIRS is the successor to MODIS for Earth science data product generation. VIIRS has 22 spectral bands ranging from 412 nm to 12 µm. There are 16 moderate-resolution bands (750m at nadir), 5 image-resolution bands (375m), and one day-night band (DNB).
Version2016.0
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE SKIN TEMPERATURE
Processing Level2P
CoverageRegion: Global
Northernmost Latitude: 90 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: -90 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -180 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2011-Nov-21 to Present
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0.75 km (Along) x 0.75 km (Across)
ProjectionType: Satellite native swath
Detail: Geolocation information included for each pixel
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Latency6 hours
Swath Width3 m
Sample Frequency1.786
Temporal Repeat (Nominal)12 Hour
Temporal Repeat (Min)2 Hour
Temporal Repeat (Max)26 Hour
Platform/Sensor
SUOMI-NPP
Platform
Name: Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SUOMI-NPP)
Orbit Period: 101 minutes
Inclination Angle: 97.1 degrees
Ascending Node: 2012-Jan-06 13:30:00
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VIIRS
SENSOR
Name: Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)
Swath Width: 3040 km
Description: VIIRS is a 22-band radiometer to collect infrared and visible light for earth system monitoring

ProjectGroup for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST)
Data ProviderCreator: JPL/OBPG/RSMAS
Release Place: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CA, USA
Release Date: 2016-Nov-30
Resource: Information on the the VIIRS SST algorithm can be found in the following documents: http://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/jpss/documents/ATBD/D0001-M01-S01-010_JPSS_ATBD_VIIRS-SST_A.pdf
Keyword(s)GHRSST, L2P, SST, Sea Surface Temperature, VIIRS, Sea Surface Skin Temperature, S-NPP
Persistent IDPODAAC-GHVRS-2PN16
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
User's Guide
GDS2 User Manualhttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/OceanTemperature/ghrsst/docs/GDS20r5.pdf
Documentation on the GDS version 2 format specification
Project Materials
Level-2 File Formathttps://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/format/l2nc_viirs/
Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documenthttp://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/jpss/documents/ATBD/D0001-M01-S01-010_JPSS_ATBD_VIIRS-SST_A.pdf
Additional Sites
GHRSST Project Homepagehttp://www.ghrsst.org
Citation JPL/OBPG/RSMAS. 2016. GHRSST Level 2P Global Sea Surface Temperature from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite (GDS version 2). Ver. 2016.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHVRS-2PN16.

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Journal Reference Information on the the VIIRS SST algorithm can be found in the following documents: http://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/jpss/documents/ATBD/D0001-M01-S01-010_JPSS_ATBD_VIIRS-SST_A.pdf