GHRSST Level 2P 1 m Depth Global Sea Surface Temperature from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite (GDS version 2)

GHRSST Level 2P 1 m Depth 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-2PN02
Short NameVIIRS_NPP-NAVO-L2P-v1.0
DescriptionA global Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 2P dataset based on retrievals from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). This sensor resides on the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite launched on 28 October 2011. The VIIRS instrument is a a 22-band, multi-spectral scanning radiometer with a 3040-km swath width that builds on the heritage of the MODIS , AVHRR and SeaWIFS sensors for sea surface temperature (SST) and ocean color. For the infrared bands for SST the effective pixel size is 740 meters at nadir and the pixel size variation across the swath is constrained to no more than 1600 meters at the edge of the swath. However, the processing of this dataset aggregates two pixels into one so the resolution is 1500 meters at nadir. This dataset adheres to the GHRSST Data Processing Specification (GDS) version 2 format specifications.
Version1.0
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE > SKIN SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Processing Level2P
CoverageRegion: Global
Northernmost Latitude: 90 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: -90 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -180 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2013-May-20 to 2016-Feb-25
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 1.5 km (Along) x 1.5 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)24 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: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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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: Naval Oceanographic Office
Release Place: Stennis Space Center, MS, USA
Release Date: 2012-Apr-11
Resource: none
Keyword(s)GHRSST, sea surface temperature, L2P, sst, surface temperature, VIIRS, S-NPP, NAVO, navo
Persistent IDPODAAC-GHVRS-2PN02
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
Citation Naval Oceanographic Office. 2012. GHRSST Level 2P 1 m Depth Global Sea Surface Temperature from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite (GDS version 2). Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GHVRS-2PN02.

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