METOP_A AVHRR swath SST data set

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: EUMETSAT/OSI-SAF
Publication_Date: 20080409
Title: METOP_A AVHRR swath SST data set
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name: METOP_A SST
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: EUMETSAT Meteo-France/CMS, Lannion, France
Publisher: EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility, Meteo-France/CMS, Lannion, France
Other_Citation_Details:
EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (2008 EUMETSAT)
Online_Linkage: none
Description:
Abstract:
A global 1 km Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 2P dataset based on multi-channel sea surface temperature (SST) retrievals generated in real-time from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on the European Meteorological Operational-A (MetOp-A; launched 19 Oct 2006) ) satellite. The MetOp satellite program is a European undertaking providing weather data services for monitoring climate and improving weather forecasts. It was jointly established by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) with a contribution by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of an AVHRR sensor identical to those flying on the family of Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites (POES). AVHRR instruments measure the radiance of the Earth in 5 (or 6) relatively wide spectral bands. The first two are centered around the red (0.6 micrometer) and near-infrared (0.9 micrometer) regions, the third one is located around 3.5 micrometer, and the last two sample the emitted thermal radiation, around 11 and 12 micrometers, respectively. The legacy 5 band instrument is known as AVHRR/2 while the more recent version, the AVHRR/3 (first carried on the NOAA-15 platform), acquires data in a 6th channel located at 1.6 micrometer. Typically the 11 and 12 micron channels are used to derive SST sometimes in combination with the 3.5 micron channel. The MetOp-A platform is sun synchronous generally viewing the same earth location twice a day (latitude dependent) due to the relatively large AVHRR swath of approximately 2400 km. The highest ground resolution that can be obtained from the current AVHRR instruments is 1.1 km at nadir. The production of the MetOp-A L2P SST data is done by the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF) at Meteo-France/Centre de Meteorologie Spatiale (CMS) in France. In the processing chain, global AVHRR level 1b data are acquired at CMS through the EUMETSAT/EUMETCAST system. A cloud mask is applied and SST is retrieved from the AVHRR infrared (IR) channels by using a multispectral technique. The MetOp-A SST L2P data consist of global coverage at 1 km resolution separated into three minute observation granules, and are compliant with the Group for High Resolution SST (GHRSST) Data Specification (GDS) version 1.7.
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Météo-France 2009 Ocean & Sea Ice SAF: Low Earth Orbiter Sea Surface Temperature Product, User Manual SAF/OSI/CDOP/M-F/TEC/MA/127 Version 2.0 Météo-France http://www.osi-saf.org/biblio/docs/ss1_pum_leo_sst_2_0.pdf
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20090930
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE > SKIN SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: METOP-A > METEOROLOGICAL OPERATIONAL SATELLITE - A
Theme_Keyword: AVHRR-3 > ADVANCED VERY HIGH RESOLUTION RADIOMETER-3
Theme_Keyword: GHRSST > GROUP FOR HIGH RESOLUTION SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: CWIC > CEOS WGISS INTEGRATED CATALOG
Theme_Keyword: Sea Surface Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Avhrr > Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
Theme_Keyword: Aatsr
Theme_Keyword: Amsr-e
Theme_Keyword: Tmi
Theme_Keyword: Seviri
Theme_Keyword: Satellite Data
Theme_Keyword: 326s - Satellite
Theme_Keyword: Group For High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Medspiration
Theme_Keyword: Us National Aeronautic And Space Administration; Jet Propulsion Laboratory Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science
Theme_Keyword: Ocean Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Sea Surface Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Climatologymeteorologyatmosphere
Theme_Keyword: Oceans
Theme_Keyword: Environment
Theme_Keyword: Biota
Theme_Keyword: Ghrsst Protocol Describes Data Use As Open
Theme_Keyword: North Atlantic Ocean
Theme_Keyword: Mediterranean Sea
Theme_Keyword: Baltic Sea
Theme_Keyword: Black Sea
Theme_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Theme_Keyword: Pacific Ocean
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Twice Daily (nominally)
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: KENNETH S. CASEY
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JEAN-FRANCOIS PIOLLE
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center SSMC3, 4th Floor, Room 4853, Route: E/OC1 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3272 x133
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +33-2-98224691
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: FAX: (301) 713-3300
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +33-2-98224533
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Kenneth.Casey@noaa.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jfpiolle@ifremer.fr
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: NODC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 301 7133277
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 301 7133302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: NODC.Services@noaa.gov
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: EUMETSAT > European Meteorological Satellite Organisation
Contact_Person: JEAN-FRANCOIS PIOLLE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +33-2-98224691
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +33-2-98224533
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jfpiolle@ifremer.fr
Resource_Description: METOP_A AVHRR swath L2P SST data set
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.eumetsat.de/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/thredds/catalog/ghrsst/L...
Access_Instructions:
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/
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/opendap/ghrsst/L2P/AVHRR...
Access_Instructions:
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/
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://ftp.nodc.noaa.gov/pub/data.nodc/ghrsst/L2P/A...
Access_Instructions:
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/
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/ghrsst/L2P/AVHRR_METOP_A...
Access_Instructions:
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/
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/Archive/Search/
Access_Instructions:
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/
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110918
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130910
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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