GHRSST Level 2P Global Subskin Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Scanning Microwave Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) on the NASA Aqua Satellite

Metadata Updated: July 17, 2020

The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) was launched on 4 May 2002, aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft. The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) provided AMSR-E to NASA as an indispensable part of Aqua's global hydrology mission. Over the oceans, AMSR-E is measuring a number of important geophysical parameters, including sea surface temperature (SST), wind speed, atmospheric water vapor, cloud water, and rain rate. A key feature of AMSR-E is its capability to see through clouds, thereby providing an uninterrupted view of global SST and surface wind fields. Remote Sensing Systems (RSS, or REMSS) is the provider of these SST data for the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Project, performs a detailed processing of AMSR-E instrument data in two stages. The first stage produces a near-real-time (NRT) product (identified by "_rt_" within the file name) which is made as available as soon as possible. This is generally within 3 hours of when the data are recorded. Although suitable for many timely uses the NRT products are not intended to be archive quality. "Final" data (currently identified by "v7" within the file name) are processed when RSS receives the atmospheric model National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Final Analysis (FNL) Operational Global Analysis. The NCEP wind directions are particularly useful for retrieving more accurate SSTs and wind speeds. This dataset adheres to the GHRSST Data Processing Specification (GDS) version 2 format specifications.

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Metadata Created Date July 17, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 17, 2020

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date July 17, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 17, 2020
Publisher NASA/JPL/PODAAC
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Maintainer
Marty Brewer
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Remote Sensing Systems, Remote Sensing Systems, 2014-12-01, GHRSST Level 2P Global Subskin Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Scanning Microwave Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) on the NASA Aqua Satellite, 10.5067/GHAMS-2GR07, http://www.remss.com
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Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Data First Published 2014-10-07
Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.5067/GHAMS-2GR07
Language en-US
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2017-04-28
Program Code 026:001
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Temporal 2002-06-01T12:06:00Z/2011-10-04T06:51:45Z
Category GHRSST, geospatial

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