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NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) (Skin)

Metadata Updated: November 2, 2023

The GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Sea Surface (Skin) Temperature product contains an image with pixel values identifying the variations in temperature of the top 10 um of the sea surface. These values are calibrated to the bulk temperature at a depth of 1 m associated with in situ temperature measurements. On average, the pixel values represent the bulk sea surface temperature, but horizontal spatial variations in the product image reveal features associated with the sea surface skin temperature. The product includes data quality information that provides an assessment of the sea surface (skin) temperature data values for on-earth pixels. The units of measure for the sea surface (skin) temperature value is kelvin. The Sea Surface (Skin) Temperature product image is produced on the ABI fixed grid at 2 km resolution for the Full Disk coverage region from GOES East and West. Product data is produced under the following conditions: Existence of sea; geolocated source data to local zenith angles of 90 degrees for both daytime and nighttime conditions.

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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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Dates

Metadata Date September 19, 2023
Metadata Created Date October 28, 2022
Metadata Updated Date November 2, 2023
Reference Date(s) March 9, 2018 (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

Metadata Source

Harvested from ncdc

Graphic Preview

Example of the Sea Surface Temperature (SST) product as generated by the GOES-R SST algorithm.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 19, 2023
Metadata Created Date October 28, 2022
Metadata Updated Date November 2, 2023
Reference Date(s) March 9, 2018 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C01523
Access Constraints Cite as: GOES-R Algorithm Working Group and GOES-R Program Office, (2018): NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) (Skin). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5WD3XVT. [access date]., Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long 6.2995
Bbox North Lat 81.3282
Bbox South Lat -81.3282
Bbox West Long -156.2995
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update continual
Graphic Preview Description Example of the Sea Surface Temperature (SST) product as generated by the GOES-R SST algorithm.
Graphic Preview File https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C01523.jpg
Graphic Preview Type JPEG
Harvest Object Id bee77399-e2c3-4f8f-89d8-f1ecd44b383a
Harvest Source Id 2cb3ef77-1683-4c2a-9119-dc65e50917c6
Harvest Source Title ncdc
Licence For a complete description of use limitations for this dataset, refer to the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).
Lineage These data were produced by the NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) and are archived at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-156.2995, -81.3282], [6.2995, -81.3282], [6.2995, 81.3282], [-156.2995, 81.3282], [-156.2995, -81.3282]]]}
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2017-05-24

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