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MODIS Terra Level 3 SST MID-IR Annual 9km Nighttime V2019.0

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

Day and night spatially gridded (L3) global NASA skin sea surface temperature (SST) products from the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard the Terra satellite. Average daily, weekly (8 day), monthly and annual skin SST products are available at both 4.63 and 9.26 km spatial resolution. Terra was launched by NASA on December 18, 1999, into a sun synchronous, polar orbit with a daylight descending node at 10:30 am, to study the global dynamics of the Earth atmosphere, land and oceans. The MODIS captures data in 36 spectral bands at a variety of spatial resolutions. Two SST products can be present in these files. The first is a skin SST produced for both day and night observations, derived from the long wave IR 11 and 12 micron wavelength channels, using a modified nonlinear SST algorithm intended to provide continuity with SST derived from heritage and current NASA sensors. At night, a second SST product is produced using the mid-infrared 3.95 and 4.05 micron channels which are unique to MODIS; the SST derived from these measurements is identified as SST4. The SST4 product has lower uncertainty, but due to sun glint can only be produced at night. To generate the L3 products the L2 pixels are binned into an integerized sinusoidal area grid (ISEAG) and mapped into an equidistant cylindrical (also known as Platte Carre) projection. Additional projection detailed can be found at https://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/format/ The NASA MODIS L3 SST data products are generated by the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) Peter Minnett and his team at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) are responsible for sea surface temperature algorithm development, error statistics and quality flagging. JPL acquires and distributes MODIS ocean L3 SST data from the OBPG as the official Physical Oceanography Data Archive (PO.DAAC) for SST. The R2019 superseded the previous v2014.1 datasets which can be found at https://doi.org/10.5067/MODTM-AN9N4

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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.

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https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2015.04.023
https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-18-0103.1

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Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Publisher NASA/JPL/PODAAC
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Data First Published 2019-12-14
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Citation NASA OBPG. 2020-01-15. MODIS Terra Level 3 SST MID-IR Annual 9km Nighttime. Version 2019.0. MODIS Terra Global Level 3 Mapped SST. OBPG, Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD,US. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, OBPG. https://doi.org/10.5067/MODTM-AN9N9. https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/modis/L3/docs/modis_sst.html. NASA OBPG, OBPG, 2020-01-15, MODIS Terra Level 3 SST MID-IR Annual 9km Nighttime V2019.0, https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/modis/L3/docs/modis_sst.html.
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