NOAA AVHRR Clear-Sky Products over Oceans (ACSPO): Sea Surface Temperature, Clear Sky Radiances, and Aerosol Optical Depth for the Global Ocean, 2011 - present (NCEI Accession 0072979)

Metadata Updated: March 10, 2021

The AVHRR Clear-Sky Processor over Oceans, jointly developed between NESDIS STAR and OSDPD, produces AVHRR clear-sky products over oceans. ACSPO generates output files from two processors: 1) The ACSPO Orbital Processor, which reads in AVHRR L1b GAC files, performs retrievals, and writes the results in the output orbital HDF file; and 2) The ACSPO Granule Processor, which reads in the Orbital Processor output HDF files, removes duplicate data, generates 1-hour granules, and writes these HDF granule files in the structure defined by the ACSPO Granule Processor control file. Only Granule Processor output files (granules) are archived. ACSPO data products include clear-sky radiances (CSR), sea surface temperature (SST), and aerosol optical depth (AOD). All parameters are in original satellite projection (swath files) and are computed for current operational POES satellites, POES back-up satellites, and MetOp satellites, from AVHRR-GAC, AVHRR-LAC, AVHRR-HRPT and AVHRR-FRAC input data. These products are NOAA Processing Level 2. The data are in HDF4 format.

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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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Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Publisher DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
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Identifier gov.noaa.nodc:0072979
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2011-05-19
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 006:48
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Temporal 2011-07-01T00:00:00/2025-01-01T00:00:00

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