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NAVOCEANO Multichannel sea surface temperature 2.2km data (MCSST) for 100W - 45E and 90N - 70S, from NOAA-17 AVHRR/2 over the EU-RDAC area (Medspiration) for 2004-12-30 (NCEI Accession 0113263)

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A regional Level 2P Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) dataset for the Atlantic Ocean and nearby regions based on multi-channel sea surface temperature (SST) retrievals from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on the NOAA-17 platform (launched on 24 June 2002). The AVHRR is a space-borne scanning sensor on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) family of Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites (POES) having a operational legacy that traces back to the Television Infrared Observation Satellite-N (TIROS-N) launched in 1978. AVHRR instruments measure the radiance of the Earth in 5 (or 6) relatively wide spectral bands. The first two are centered around the red (0.6 micrometer) and near-infrared (0.9 micrometer) regions, the third one is located around 3.5 micrometer, and the last two sample the emitted thermal radiation, around 11 and 12 micrometers, respectively. The legacy 5 band instrument is known as AVHRR/2 while the more recent version, the AVHRR/3 (first carried on the NOAA-15 platform), acquires data in a 6th channel located at 1.6 micrometer. Typically the 11 and 12 micron channels are used to derive sea surface temperature (SST) sometimes in combination with the 3.5 micron channel. The highest ground resolution that can be obtained from the current AVHRR instruments is 1.1 km at nadir. The NOAA platforms are sun synchronous generally viewing the same earth location twice a day (latitude dependent) due to the relatively large AVHRR swath of approximately 2400 km. This particular dataset is derived from Local Area Coverage (LAC) binary AVHRR SST binary data originally produced by the US Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO) and downloaded from the NASA Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC). LAC are full resolution AVHRR data whose acquisition is prescheduled and recorded with an on-board tape recorder for subsequent transmission during a station overpass. Finally, L2P data products are derived following the GHRSST-PP Data Processing Specification (GDS) version 1.5 including Single Sensor Error Statistics (SSES).
  • Cite as: Armstrong, Edward M.; NASA JPL PO.DAAC (2013). NAVOCEANO Multichannel sea surface temperature 2.2km data (MCSST) for 100W - 45E and 90N - 70S, from NOAA-17 AVHRR/2 over the EU-RDAC area (Medspiration) for 2004-12-30 (NCEI Accession 0113263). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0113263. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2004-12-30 to 2004-12-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: 21.87
East: 36.5
South: 31.08
North: 41.91
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Associated Resources
  • GHRSST Level 2P Atlantic Regional Bulk Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on the NOAA-17 satellite (GDS version 1)
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  • Parent ID (indicates this dataset is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:GHRSST-EUR-L2P-AVHRR17_L
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2013-09-26
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Entry ID: EUR-L2P-AVHRR17_L
Projection_Information:
Projection Type: Satellite native swath
Ellipsoid_Type: WGS 84
Other Projection Details: Geolocation information included for each pixel
Data Resolution:
Latitude resolution: 0.01979129183159410
Longitude resolution: 0.01979129183159410
The temporal resolution: Twice daily (nominally)
This metadata record was generated from an original data set description (DSD) record in DIF format: http://www.ghrsst.org
Reference: Medspiration products user manual, Robinson I., Leborgne P., Piolle J.F., Larnicol G., v1.02, September 2004
Sources:

NOAA-17
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-17

Sensors:

AVHRR-3
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Armstrong, Edward M.; NASA JPL PO.DAAC (2013). NAVOCEANO Multichannel sea surface temperature 2.2km data (MCSST) for 100W - 45E and 90N - 70S, from NOAA-17 AVHRR/2 over the EU-RDAC area (Medspiration) for 2004-12-30 (NCEI Accession 0113263). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0113263. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
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Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Armstrong, Edward M.; NASA JPL PO.DAAC (2013). NAVOCEANO Multichannel sea surface temperature 2.2km data (MCSST) for 100W - 45E and 90N - 70S, from NOAA-17 AVHRR/2 over the EU-RDAC area (Medspiration) for 2004-12-30 (NCEI Accession 0113263). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0113263. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • 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.
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Processing Steps
  • 2013-09-26T01:29:10Z - NCEI Accession 0113263 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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Instrument
  • AVHRR-3
Platform
  • NOAA-17
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