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GHRSST Level 2P Global Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) on the ESA Envisat satellite produced by UPA

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Abstract: Launched in March 2002 by the European Space Agency (ESA), Envisat is the largest Earth Observation spacecraft ever built. It carries ten sophisticated optical and radar instruments to provide continuous observation and monitoring of the Earth's land, atmosphere, oceans and ice caps. The Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) onboard the Envisat spacecraft is designed to meet the ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  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: United Kingdom Multi-Mission Processing and Archiving Facility (UK-MM-PAF), Europa House, The Crescent, Southwood, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 0NL, United Kingdom
Dataset Title: ENVISAT AATSR full resolution dual-view geolocated L2 swath SSTskin data set in GHRSST L2P format
Dataset Series Name: ENVISAT AATSR 1km dual view SSTskin produced by the UK-MM-PAF
Dataset Release Date: 2009-05-29
Dataset Release Place: UK-MM-PAF, Farnborough, Hants, United Kingdom
Dataset Publisher: UK-MM-PAF on behalf of ESA
Version: 1.5
Other Citation Details: AATSR Data provided by the European Space Agency (ESA). ESRIN, Frascati Italy see
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-05-27
Stop Date: 2012-04-08
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: revisit ~once every 2-3 days
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None (ESA category-1 data agreement is required to access full ENVISAT AATSR data products)
Data Center
United Kingdom Multi-Mission Processing and Archiving Facility Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: AATSR-L2P

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +33-2-98224691
Fax: +33-2-98224533
Email: jfpiolle at
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Phone: +33-2-98224691
Fax: +33-2-98224533
Email: jfpiolle at
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Medspiration products user manual, Robinson I., Leborgne P., Piolle J.F., Larnicol G., v1.02, September 2004
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-03-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-09
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