GHRSST Level 2P Regional Subskin Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) on the NASA Aqua satellite for the Atlantic Ocean
Entry ID: EUR-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.
This Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) dataset is derived from Remote Sensing Systems BMAPS (binary) format AMSR-E SST subskin data. Data were downloaded for North Atlantic region from Remote Sensing Systems every hour to capture the latest AMSRE observations. L2P data products were then produced to the GHRSST Data Processing Specification (GDS) version 1.5.
Ascending (daytime) and descending (nighttime) orbits are packaged into separate netCDF files.
Although the dataset designation is "L2P" it is actually a "L3C" dataset (gridded Level 3 collated) as defined by the GHRSST Data Processing Specification version 2.0. This dataset was originally produced for the GHRSST Pilot Project, the precursor to GHRSST, by the Medspiration Regional Data Assembly Center (RDAC) in Europe. As one of the first datasets produced as a prototype for GHRSST-PP it assumed an incorrect designation of "L2P".

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/


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -70.0  E: 45.0  W: -100.0
 Min Altitude: 0  Max Altitude: 0  Min Depth: 0  Max Depth: 0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Medspiration: Meteo France/Meteo France, Centre de Meteorologie Spatiale (CMS), Lannion, 22303 Lannion, cedex, France; EUMETSAT Ocean; Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility
Dataset Title: Sea Surface Temperature (SST-sub-skin) L2P Sea Surface Temperature (SST-sub-skin) from 25km global gridded AQUA-AMSRE Remote Sensing Systems BMAPS NRT products
Dataset Series Name: Sea Surface Temperature AMSRE gridded 25km GHRSST-PP L2P produced by Medspiration
Dataset Release Date: 2005-01-30
Dataset Release Place: Plouzane (Brest), France
Dataset Publisher: Medspiration, IFREMER/CERSAT
Version: 1.0
Other Citation Details: ESA Medspiration project funded by the ESA-DUE
Online Resource: ftp://ftp.ifremer.fr/ifremer/valmedspi


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-01-31
Stop Date: 2007-02-26


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.25
Longitude Resolution: 0.25
Temporal Resolution: Revisit ~twice each day (night and daytime passes)


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


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
AQUA >Earth Observing System, AQUA    [Information]


Instrument
AMSR-E >Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS    [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
AVHRR > Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
AATSR
AMSR-E
TMI
SEVIRI
satellite data
326S - SATELLITE
Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature
MEDSPIRATION
US NATIONAL AERONAUTIC AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION; JET PROPULSION LABORATORY Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center
Earth Science
Ocean Temperature
Sea Surface Temperature
climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
oceans
environment
biota
GHRSST protocol describes data use as open
Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean Coverage Defined By The Medspiration Rdac Area, Including Mediter


Originating Center
Remote Sensing Systems (REMSS)


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


Centre ERS d'Archivage et de Traitement, French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, France    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ifremer.fr/cersat/index.html
Dataset ID: AMSRE-EUR-L2P

Data Center Personnel
Name: JEAN-FRANCOIS PIOLLE
Phone: +33-2-98224691
Fax: +33-2-98224533
Email: jfpiolle at ifremer.fr


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.


JEAN-FRANCOIS PIOLLE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +33-2-98224691
Fax: +33-2-98224533
Email: jfpiolle at ifremer.fr


PIERRE LEBORGNE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +33 2 96 05 67 52
Fax: +33 2 96 05 67 37
Email: pierre.leborgne at meteo.fr


SYLVIE POULIQUEN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +33 2 98 22 44 92
Fax: +33 2 98 22 45 33
Email: sylvie.pouliquen at ifremer.fr
Contact Address:
Departement d'Oceanographie Spatiale
IFREMER BP 70
City: Plouzane
Postal Code: 29280
Country: FRANCE


Publications/References
Robinson I., Leborgne P., Piolle J.F., Larnicol G. (2004), Medspiration products user manual, v1.02

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-09-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-11-07

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