Sea Surface Temperature (from GOES)
Entry ID: gov.noaa.class.GOESSST

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Abstract: ABSTRACT: The NOAA's Office of Satellite and Data Distribution (OSDPD) generates geostationary sea surface temperature (SST) products. These products are derived from NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) and Japan's Multi-functional Transport Satellite 1 Replacement (MTSAT-1R). They are available for the coastal United States including Alaska and Hawaii.

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Purpose: PURPOSE: Geostationary satellite measurements sea surface temperature products are useful to understand and manage ecosystems and global climate.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 60.0   S: -60.0   E: -15.0   W: 165.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Sea Surface Temperature (from GOES)
Dataset Release Date: 2000-11-30
Data Presentation Form: Raster Digital Data
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-11-30
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.5 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.5 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: SST values are accurate to within 0.5 degrees Celsius. For the CoastWatch Datatype, NOAA CoastWatch performs validation of the data through buoy match-ups or other in situ measurements for adjusting processing algorithms as necessary.

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Validation of these algorithms are performed by comparing GOES-SST retrievals against a quality ... View entire text
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DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: ______GOESSST ____

Data Center Personnel
Email: info at
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution Format: binary current
Fees: FTP is free. Optical disks = $25.00, magnetic tape = $100 + service and handling
Phone: (301) 763-8102 ext. 172
Fax: (301) 763-8572
Email: Eileen.Maturi at
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City: Camp Springs
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 27046
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-03
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