GHRSST Level 2P Global Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the NASA Aqua satellite
Entry ID: JPL-L2P-MODIS_A

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Summary
Abstract: The Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) is a scientific instrument (radiometer) launched by NASA in 2002 on board the Aqua satellite platform (a second series is on the Terra platform) to study global dynamics of the Earths atmosphere, land and oceans. MODIS captures data in 36 spectral bands ranging in wavelength from 0.4 um to 14.4 um and at varying spatial resolutions (2 bands at 250 m, 5 bands at 500 m and 29 bands at 1 km). For the sea surface temperature (SST) products from this radiometer channels in the 4, 11 and 12 um spectrum are used. The Aqua platform is in a sun synchronous, near polar orbit at 705 km altitude and the MODIS instrument images the entire Earth every 1 to 2 days.

The production of the MODIS L2P SST data as part of the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) is a joint collaboration between the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG), and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). RSMAS is responsible for sea surface temperature algorithm development, error statistics and quality flagging, while the OBPG is NASA ground data system for production of daily MODIS ocean products in HDF file format. JPL acquires MODIS ocean granules from the OBPG in near realtime and reformats them to the GHRSST L2P netCDF specification with complete metadata. Data consists of global coverage at 1 km resolution with approximately 300+ five minute observation granules per day. For nighttime data both SST from the 11-12 um, and 4 um bands are available. Ocean chlorophyll a and K490 diffuse attenuation coefficient data are also available for daytime periods as non standard L2P core fields. Note that these ocean color data do not represent the most recent version processed by the OBPG and may not be of research quality.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA > THREDDS DIRECTORY
Description: Data may be directly downloaded from the NODC via the THREDDS (Thematic Real-time Environmental Distributed Data Services) server at the URL listed in this metadata record. For more information see the NODC GHRSST project web site: URL: http://ghrsst.nodc.noaa.gov/


Link: GET DATA > OPENDAP DIRECTORY (DODS)
Description: These data are also served using OPeNDAP (formerly DODS) server. The base URL is: http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/opendap/ghrsst/. For more information see the NODC GHRSST project web site: URL:http://ghrsst.nodc.noaa.gov/. For a listing of OPeNDAP clients which may be used to access OPeNDAP-enabled data sets, please see the OPeNDAP web site at URL: http://opendap.org/


Link: GET DATA
Description: Direct FTP access: Navigate to ftp://ftp.nodc.noaa.gov/pub/data.nodc/ghrsst using any FTP client to begin downloading data. For more information see the NODC GHRSST project web site: URL: http://ghrsst.nodc.noaa.gov/


Link: GET DATA
Description: Simple Web access: Using any web browser, navigate to URL: http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/ghrsst and begin browsing through the file hierarchy. Clicking on any of the files will prompt you to download that file or will launch any application associated with netCDF files. For more information see the NODC GHRSST project web site: URL: http://ghrsst.nodc.noaa.gov/


Link: GET DATA
Description: Data may be directly downloaded through the NODC Ocean Archive System at: URL: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/Archive/Search/. NODC can be contacted directly for custom orders. (When requesting data from the NODC, a data set may be referred to by a 7-digit accession number assigned to individual data sets, see the NODC Ocean Archive System at http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/Archive/Search/.) For more information see the NODC GHRSST project web site: URL: http://ghrsst.nodc.noaa.gov/


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Information on the the MODIS SST algorithm can be found in the following documents: http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/atbd/atbd_mod25.pdf and http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/DOCS/modis_sst/


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Information on the the MODIS SST algorithm can be found in the following documents: http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/atbd/atbd_mod25.pdf and http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/DOCS/modis_sst/


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: JPL/OBPG/RSMAS
Dataset Title: MODIS Aqua L2P swath SST data set
Dataset Series Name: MODIS Aqua SST
Dataset Release Date: 2006-06-29
Dataset Release Place: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CA, USA
Dataset Publisher: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Version: 1.0
Other Citation Details: Product created jointly by the NASA JPL, NASA OBPG and University of Miami RSMAS
Online Resource: Information on the the MODIS SST algorithm can be found in the foll...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-06-30


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE >SKIN SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE (SSTSKIN)    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
AQUA >Earth Observing System, AQUA    [Information]


Instrument
MODIS >Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer    [Information]


Project
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]
GHRSST >Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
MODIS
satellite data
Aqua SATELLITE
Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature
US NATIONAL AERONAUTIC AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION; JET PROPULSION LABORATORY Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center
US NATIONAL AERONAUTIC AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION; JET PROPULSION LABORATORY Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center
Earth Science
Oceans
Ocean Temperature
Sea Surface Temperature
climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
oceans
environment
biota
World-Wide Distribution
Global Ocean


Originating Center
Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Data Center
National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NODC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Phone: 1 301 7133277
Fax: 1 301 7133302
Email: NODC.Services at noaa.gov


Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: MODIS_A

Data Center Personnel
Name: EDWARD ARMSTRONG
Phone: 818-393-6710
Fax: 818-393-2718
Email: edward.m.armstrong at jpl.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
MS 300/320 4800 Oak Grove Drive
City: Pasadena
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109
Country: USA


Personnel
KENNETH S. CASEY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (301) 713-3272 x133
Fax: FAX: (301) 713-3300
Email: Kenneth.Casey at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center SSMC3, 4th Floor, Room 4853, Route: E/OC1 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20910
Country: U.S.A.


EDWARD ARMSTRONG
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 818-393-6710
Fax: 818-393-2718
Email: edward.m.armstrong at jpl.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
MS 300/320 4800 Oak Grove Drive
City: Pasadena
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109
Country: USA


KAY KILPATRICK
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 305-421-4615
Fax: 305-421-4622
Email: KKilpatrick at rsmas.miami.edu



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-11-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-09-10

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