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GHRSST Level 2P Global Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) on the ESA Envisat satellite produced by EUR

Abstract: Launched in March 2002 by the European Space Agency (ESA), Envisat is the largest Earth Observation spacecraft ever built. It carries ten sophisticated optical and radar instruments to provide continuous observation and monitoring of the Earth's land, atmosphere, oceans and ice caps. The Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) onboard the Envisat spacecraft is designed to meet the ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 0
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Medspiration: Meteo France/Meteo France, Centre de Meteorologie Spatiale (CMS), Lannion, 22303 Lannion, cedex, France; EUMETSAT Ocean; Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility
Dataset Title: ENVISAT AATSR full resolution dual-view geolocated L2 swath SSTskin data set in GHRSST-PP L2P format
Dataset Series Name: ENVISAT AATSR 1km dual veiw SSTskin produced by Medspiration
Dataset Release Date: 2004-12-06
Dataset Release Place: Plouzane (Brest), France
Dataset Publisher: Medspiration, IFREMER/CERSAT
Version: 1.0
Other Citation Details: AATSR Data provided by the European Space Agency (ESA). ESRIN, Frascati Italy see L2P AATSR data are produced by the ESA Medspiration project funded by the European Space Agency D
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-01-31
Stop Date: 2009-09-30
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Revisit ~once every 2-3 days.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None (ESA category-1 data agreement is required to access full ENVISAT AATSR data products)
Data Center
Centre ERS d'Archivage et de Traitement, French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, France Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: AATSR-L2P

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +33-2-98224691
Fax: +33-2-98224533
Email: jfpiolle at
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Phone: +33-2-98224691
Fax: +33-2-98224533
Email: jfpiolle at
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Medspiration products user manual, Robinson I., Leborgne P., Piolle J.F., Larnicol G., v1.02, September 2004
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-03-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-11-14