GHRSST Level 2P Global Subskin Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) on the NASA Aqua satellite
Entry ID: REMSS-L2P-AMSRE

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Summary
Abstract: The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) was launched on 4 May 2002, aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft. The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) provided AMSR-E to NASA as an indispensable part of Aqua's global hydrology mission. Over the oceans, AMSR-E is measuring a number of important geophysical parameters, including sea-surface temperature (SST), wind speed, atmospheric water vapor, cloud water, and rain rate. A key feature of AMSR-E is its capability to see through clouds, thereby providing an uninterrupted view of global SST and surface wind fields.
Remote Sensing Systems (RSS, or REMSS), providers of these SST data for the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Project, performs a detailed processing of AMSR-E instrument data in two stages. The first stage produces a near-real-time (NRT) product (identified by "rt" within the file name) which is made as available as soon as possible. This is generally within 3 hours of when the data are recorded. Although suitable for many timely uses the NRT products are not intended to be archive quality. "Final" data (currently identified by "v5" within the file name) are processed when RSS receives the atmospheric mode NCEP FNL analysis. The NCEP wind directions are particularly useful for retrieving more accurate SSTs and wind speeds. The final "v5" products will continue to accumulate new swaths (half orbits) until the maps are full, generally within 2 days.

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: Related papers


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0
 Min Altitude: 0  Max Altitude: 0  Min Depth: 0  Max Depth: 0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Remote Sensing Systems
Dataset Title: AMSR-E geolocated L2 swath SST data set
Dataset Series Name: AQUA AMSR-E
Dataset Release Date: 2004-12-18
Dataset Release Place: Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Dataset Publisher: Remote Sensing Systems
Version: 4.0
Other Citation Details: AMSR-E data are sponsored by the NASA ESRD Project and the AMSR-E Science Team. Production of L2P data is sponsored by the NOPP.
Online Resource: http://www.remss.com


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-06-01
Stop Date: 2011-10-04


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Revisit ~twice each day (night and daytime passes)


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE >SUB-SKIN SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
AQUA >Earth Observing System, AQUA    [Information]


Instrument
AMSR-E >Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS    [Information]


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


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
AMSR-E
Earth Science
Oceans
Ocean Temperature
Sea Surface Temperature
satellite data
Aqua SATELLITE
Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature
Remote Sensing Systems
US NATIONAL AERONAUTIC AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION; JET PROPULSION LABORATORY Physical
Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center
climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
environment
biota
World-Wide Distribution
Tropical Ocean


Originating Center
Remote Sensing Systems


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


Remote Sensing Systems    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.remss.com/
Dataset ID: AMSRE-ORB-L2P

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHARON TREMBLE
Phone: 001 707 545 2904
Fax: 001 707 545 2906
Email: tremble at remss.com


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.


SHARON TREMBLE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 001 707 545 2904
Fax: 001 707 545 2906
Email: tremble at remss.com



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-11-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-18

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