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GODAE High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Pilot Project

Project Description
The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) high-resolution sea
surface temperature pilot project (GHRSST-PP) has been established to give
international focus and coordination to the development of a new generation of
global, multi-sensor, high-resolution (~6 hours and 10 km), SST products.

The GHRSST-PP primary project aim is to: "Ensure the provision of rapidly and
regularly diffused, high-quality sea surface temperature products at a fine
spatial and temporal resolution that meet the diverse needs of GODAE, the
scientific community, operational users and climate applications at a global

The GHRSST-PP brings together international Space Agencies, Research
Institutes, Universities, operational ocean forecasting agencies (civil and
military) and Government agencies to collectively solve the scientific,
logistical and managerial challenges posed by creating the SST data products
and services within the GHRSST-PP.

NOAA NODC maintains the long term archive and works collaboratively with the
NASA JPL/Caltech Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center
(PO.DAAC) to provide key stewardship of these valuable data sets. NODC also
leads the reanalysis component of GHRSST-PP, which will periodically reprocess
the GHRSST record to produce more accurate and consistent Level 4 (gap free,
gridded) SST analysis products for the global ocean.

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