GHRSST Level 4 EUR Mediterranean Sea Regional Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis
Entry ID: EUR-L4UHFnd-MED-v01

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Summary
Abstract: A Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 4 sea surface temperature analysis produced daily by Ifremer/CERSAT (France) using optimal interpolation (OI) on a regional 0.02 degree grid. It provides a daily cloud-free field of foundation sea surface temperature at approximately 2 km resolution (0.02 degree) for the Mediterranean Sea. It is generated by merging microwave and infrared satellite sea surface temperature observations including those from 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), and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Microwave Imager (TMI). The satellite SST observations are intercalibrated using the AATSR sensor as a reference (previously re-calibrated using all available in situ data). This dataset was the first Level 4 product produced by the GHRSST Project. It has been superseded by the ODYSSEA L4 product for this region: GHRSST Level 4 ODYSSEA Mediterranean Sea Regional Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis.

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: 45.99 S: 30.01  E: 36.49  W: -5.99
 Min Altitude: 0  Max Altitude: 0  Min Depth: 0  Max Depth: 0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: ESA Medspiration: Meteo France/Meteo France, Centre de Meteorologie Spatiale (CMS), Lannion, 22303 Lannion, cedex, France; EUMETSAT Ocean; Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility
Dataset Title: Analysed L4 foundation sea surface temperature over Mediterranean Sea
Dataset Series Name: Medspiration L4 Ultra-high Resolution SSTfnd (L4UHRfnd)
Dataset Release Date: 2004-12-10
Dataset Release Place: Plouzane (Brest), France
Dataset Publisher: Medspiration, IFREMER/CERSAT
Version: 1.0
Other Citation Details: Product created by ESA Medspiration project funded by the ESA-DUE
Online Resource: ftp://ftp.ifremer.fr


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-01-30
Stop Date: 2008-01-14


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MEDITERRANEAN SEA


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.02
Longitude Resolution: 0.02
Temporal Resolution: Daily


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE >FOUNDATION SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE (SSTFND)    [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]


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


Project
GHRSST >Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [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
Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean, Baltic And Black Sea


Originating Center
IFREMER


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: EUR-L4UHRfnd-MED-v01

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
Medspiration products user manual, Robinson I., Leborgne P., Piolle J.F., Larnicol G., v1.02, September 2004

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-16

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