GHRSST Level 4 OSTIA Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis
Entry ID: UKMO-L4HRfnd-GLOB-OSTIA

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Summary
Abstract: A Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 4 sea surface temperature analysis produced daily on an operational basis at the UK Met Office using optimal interpolation (OI) on a global 0.054 degree grid. The Operational Sea Surface Temperature and Sea Ice Analysis (OSTIA) analysis uses satellite data from sensors that include the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), the Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR), the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI), the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS (AMSRE), the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Microwave Imager (TMI), and in situ data from drifting and moored buoys. This analysis has a highly smoothed SST field and was specifically produced to support SST data assimilation into Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models.

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 > LAS
Description: Navigate to NODC Live Access server at http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/las/ and follow directions on the web page


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: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: UK Met Office
Dataset Title: OSTIA L4 SST Analysis
Dataset Series Name: OSTIA L4 0.05 degree
Dataset Release Date: 2005-12-23
Dataset Release Place: Met Office, Exeter, UK
Dataset Publisher: UK Met Office
Version: 1.0
Other Citation Details: none
Online Resource: none


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-04-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.054
Longitude Resolution: 0.054
Temporal Resolution: Daily


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


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
NOAA-18 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-18    [Information]
ENVISAT >Environmental Satellite    [Information]
AQUA >Earth Observing System, AQUA    [Information]
NOAA-16 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-16    [Information]
NOAA-17 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-17    [Information]
MSG >Meteosat Second Generation    [Information]
TRMM >Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission    [Information]
MOORINGS    [Information]
BUOYS    [Information]


Instrument
AVHRR-3 >Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3    [Information]
AMSR-E >Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS    [Information]
SEVIRI >Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager    [Information]
AATSR >Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer    [Information]
TMI >TRMM Microwave Imager    [Information]


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


Access Constraints
A Met Office data license application form: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corporate/legal/data_lic_form.html must be completed and submitted before using the data. This only needs to be completed once f


Use Constraints
These data may be used for pure academic research only, with no commercial or other application and all usage must meet the Met Office Standard Terms and Conditions http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corpora


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
BRITISH METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE
World-Wide Distribution
Global Ocean


Originating Center
UK Met Office


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


Met Office, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/
Dataset ID: OSTIA

Data Center Personnel
Name: JONAH ROBERTS-JONES
Phone: +44 1392 886441
Fax: +44 1392 885681
Email: servicedesk at myocean.eu.org


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.


JONAH ROBERTS-JONES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +44 1392 886441
Fax: +44 1392 885681
Email: servicedesk at myocean.eu.org


EDWARD ARMSTRONG
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 818-393-6710
Fax: 818-393-2718
Email: edward.m.armstrong at jpl.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
MS 300/320 4800 Oak Grove Drive
City: Pasadena
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109
Country: USA


EMMA FIELDER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +44 1392 886441
Fax: +44 1392 885681


Publications/References
Stark, J.D., C. J. Donlon, M. J. Martin and M. E. McCulloch, 2007, OSTIA : An operational, high resolution, real time, global sea surface temperature analysis system., Oceans 07 IEEE Aberdeen, conference proceedings. Marine challenges: coastline to deep sea. Aberdeen, Scotland.IEEE.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-22

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