Near Real-time Sea Surface Temperature Imagery from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryEntry ID: JHU_APL_AVHRR_SST
Abstract: At its Satellite Communications Facility, the Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory receives daily data from the AVHRR
instrument onboard the NOAA polar orbiting satellites.
The JHU/APL Ocean Remote Sensing Group rapidly processes estimates of
sea surface temperature (SST) from these data. Regions of interest
include: Gulf Stream Region, Chespeake Bay, Coastal Mixing and Optics
... Region (northeast U.S. coast), Northern Gulf Stream, Southern Gulf
Stream, Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, and StormWatch (northwest Atlantic
Ocean including eastern U.S. and Canada). The imagery includes both
single pass data and composite data from multiple passes.
Sea Surface Temperature is computed from a multi-channel algorithm.
Land regions are displayed as seen by NOAA Channel 2 for daytime
passes and Channel 4 for nighttime passes.
[This information was derived from the website of the Ocean Remote
Sensing Group at JHU/APL.]
Start Date: 1995-11-06
Latitude Resolution: 1.1 km
Longitude Resolution: 1.1 km
Temporal Resolution: 4 passes per day
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: WWW
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Monaldo, F., 1996, Primer on the Estimation of Sea Surface Temperature
Using TeraScan Processing of NOAA AVHRR Satellite Data, Version 2.0,
S1R-96M-03, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-08-30