GHRSST Level 2P Western Pacific Regional Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Multifunctional Transport Satellite 2 (MTSAT-2)
Entry ID: OSDPD-L2P-MTSAT2

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Summary
Abstract: Multi-functional Transport Satellites (MTSAT) are a series of geostationary weather satellites operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). MTSAT carries an aeronautical mission to assist air navigation, plus a meteorological mission to provide imagery over the Asia-Pacific region for the hemisphere centered on 140 East. The meteorological mission includes an imager giving nominal hourly full Earth disk images in five spectral bands (one visible, four infrared). MTSAT are spin stabilized satellites. With this system images are built up by scanning with a mirror that is tilted in small successive steps from the north pole to south pole at a rate such that on each rotation of the satellite an adjacent strip of the Earth is scanned. It takes about 25 minutes to scan the full Earth's disk. This builds a picture 10,000 pixels for the visible images (1.25 km resolution) and 2,500 pixels (4 km resolution) for the infrared images. The MTSAT-2 (also known as Himawari 7) and it's radiometer (MTSAT-2 Imager) was successfully launched on 18 February 2006. For this Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) dataset, skin sea surface temperature (SST) measurements are calculated from the IR channels of the MTSAT-2 Imager full resolution data in satellite projection on a hourly basis. L2P datasets including Single Sensor Error Statistics (SSES) are then derived following the GHRSST Data Processing Specification (GDS) version 1.5.

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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/


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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/


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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/


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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: 79.0 S: -80.0  E: -134.0  W: 64.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD
Dataset Title: Sea Surface Temperature, 80E-180E and 55S-55N, at 0.05 degree resolution from MTSAT-1R Imager Sectors every 1.0 hour
Dataset Series Name: Sea Surface Temperature produced by NOAA/NESDIS
Dataset Release Date: 2009-08-11
Dataset Release Place: Camp Springs, MD (USA)
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/NESDIS
Version: 4
Other Citation Details: These data are produced by NOAA/NESDIS funded by NESDIS Office of System Development
Online Resource: none


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-09-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 60 minutes


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


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
MTSAT-2


Instrument
MTSAT 2 Imager


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


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
Earth Science
Oceans
Ocean Temperature
Sea Surface Temperature
MTSAT 2 Imager
Multifunction Transport 2 Imager
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
satellite data
MTSAT-2 SATELLITE
Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature
US NATIONAL AERONAUTIC AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION; JET PROPULSION LABORATORY Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (JPL PO.DAAC)
US DOC; NOAA; NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE DATA AND INFORMATION SERVICE; OFFICE OF SATELLITE DATA PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION (OSDPD)
World-Wide Distribution
Western Pacific Ocean
International Date Line To Mid-indian Ocea, Above Japan To Below Australia


Originating Center
NOAA/NESDIS


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


Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.osdpd.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: MTSAT2

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROBERT POTASH
Phone: 301-763-8384
Fax: none
Email: bob.potash at noaa.gov


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.


ROBERT POTASH
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-763-8384
Fax: none
Email: bob.potash at noaa.gov


EILEEN MATURI
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (301) 763-8102 ext. 172
Fax: (301) 763-8572
Email: Eileen.Maturi at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
WWB-ERA/3 Room 601 5200 Auth Road
City: Camp Springs
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 27046
Country: USA


Publications/References
GOES-SST Programmers Reference Manual

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

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