Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Skip to content

GHRSST L3C hourly America Region sub-skin Sea Surface Temperature v1.0 from ABI on GOES16 produced by OSISAF

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

The data is regional and part of the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 3 Collated (L3C) dataset covering the America Region based on retrievals from the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on board the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-16 (GOES-16). The European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF) is producing SST products in near real time from GOES-16 in the Eastern position. GOES-16 Imager level 1 data are acquired at Météo-France/Centre de Météorologie Spatiale (CMS) through the EUMETSAT/EUMETCast system. The GOES-16 ABI enables daytime SST calculations (whereas, previously, GOES East SST was restricted to nighttime conditions). The L3C SST is derived from a three-band (centered at 8.4, 10.3, and 12.3 um) algorithm. The ABI split-window configuration features three bands instead of the two found in heritage sensors (GOES-13). The 8.5-um is used in conjunction with the 10.3-um and 12.3-um bands for improved thin cirrus detection as well as for better atmospheric moisture correction in relatively dry atmospheres. Atmospheric profiles of water vapor and temperature from a numerical weather prediction model, together with a radiative transfer model, are used to correct the multispectral algorithm for regional and seasonal biases due to changing atmospheric conditions. Each 10-minute observation interval is processed at full satellite resolution. The operational products are then produced by remapping over a 0.05-degree regular grid (60S-60N and 135W-15W) SST fields obtained by aggregating the available10-minute SST data into hourly files-hour time, with priority being given to the value closest in time to the product nominal hour. The product format is compliant with the GHRSST Data Specification (GDS) version 2.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

Downloads & Resources


Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Graphic Preview


Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Identifier C2036877806-POCLOUD
Data First Published 2018-02-21
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2018-02-21
Category GHRSST, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Citation EUMETSAT/OSI SAF. 2019-04-10. GHRSST L3C OSISAF sub-skin SST v1.0 from GOES16 ABI in East position. Version 1.0. GHRSST L3C Hourly AMERICAS GOES16 sub-skin SST dataset. EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility, Lannion, France. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, PO.DAAC. EUMETSAT/OSI SAF, EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility, Meteo-France/CMS, Lannion, France, 2019-04-10, GHRSST L3C OSISAF SSTskin dataset v1.0 from GOES16 ABI in East position (GDS V2),
Graphic Preview Description Thumbnail
Graphic Preview File
Harvest Object Id 4fd3a3f9-d49d-4988-afd1-717e5f430b2f
Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -135.0 -60.0 -15.0 60.0
Program Code 026:001
Release Place EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility, Lannion, France
Series Name GHRSST L3C OSISAF sub-skin SST v1.0 from GOES16 ABI in East position
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash b24e162d248b204a66dca35f0dec74ff791bb519267031bb3672dfe4047adeae
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2017-12-14T14:30:00Z/2023-03-01T00:00:00Z

Didn't find what you're looking for? Suggest a dataset here.