ENVISAT AATSR full resolution dual-view geolocated L2 swath SSTskin data set in GHRSST-PP L2P format for 2005-11-18 (NODC Accession 0004168)

The Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) onboard ESA's Envisat spacecraft is designed to meet the challenging task of monitoring and detecting climate change. It builds on the success of its predecessor instruments on the ERS-1 and ERS-2 satellites, and will lead to a 15+ year record of precise and accurate global Sea- Surface Temperature (SST) measurements, thereby making a valuable contribution to the long-term climate record. The exceptionally high radiometric accuracy and stability of AATSRdata are achieved through a number of unique features. A comprehensive pre-launch calibration programme, combined with continuous in-flight calibration, ensures that the data are continually corrected for sensor drift and degradation. A 'dual-view' technique offering improved atmospheric correction is used to derive SSTskin observations. The accuracies achieved with this configuration are further enhanced by using low-noise infrared detectors, cooled to their optimum operating temperature by a pair of Stirling-cycle coolers. With its high-accuracy, high-quality imagery and channels in the visible, near-infrared and thermal wavelengths, AATSR data will support many applications in addition to oceanographic and climate research, including a wide range of land-surface, cryosphere and atmospheric studies. See Llewellyn-Jones et al (2001) ESA bulletin 105, Feb 2001 for a full description. L2P data products are then derived following the GHRSST-PP Data Processing Specification (GDS) version 1.5 avaialable from http://ghrsst-pp.metoffice.com/documents/GDS-v1.0-rev1.5.pdf. Single Sensor Error Statistics (SSES) are provided based on the GDS-v1.5 specification.
  • Cite as: Armstrong, Edward M.; US NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory > Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (2010). ENVISAT AATSR full resolution dual-view geolocated L2 swath SSTskin data set in GHRSST-PP L2P format for 2005-11-18 (NODC Accession 0004168). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2005-11-18 to 2005-11-18
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 83.784
S: -72.168
E: 44.998
W: -115.33
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • GHRSST Level 2P Global Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) on the ESA Envisat satellite produced by EUR (GDS version 1)
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    • gov.noaa.nodc:GHRSST-EUR-L2P-ATS_NR_2P
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-20
Edition 1.1
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
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Entry ID: EUR-L2P-ATS_NR_2P
Projection_Information:
Projection Type: satellite native swath
Ellipsoid_Type:
Other Projection Details: Geolocation information included for each pixel

Data Resolution:
Latitude resolution: 0.00925
Longitude resolution: 0.00925
The temporal resolution: 6 hours revisit ~once every 2-3 days night and daytime passes in a 35 day near polar sun synchronous orbit

This metadata record was generated from an original data set description (DSD) record in .DIF format: http://www.ghrsst-pp.org

Reference: Medspiration products user manual, Robinson I., Leborgne P., Piolle J.F., Larnicol G., v1.02, September 2004
Sources:
ENVISAT
Environmental Satellite

Sensors:
AATSR
Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer
Purpose Basic research
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Armstrong, Edward M.; US NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory > Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (2010). ENVISAT AATSR full resolution dual-view geolocated L2 swath SSTskin data set in GHRSST-PP L2P format for 2005-11-18 (NODC Accession 0004168). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • NASA/JPL/PODAAC > Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • ENVISAT > Environmental Satellite
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • AATSR > Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • GHRSST > Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature
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Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Armstrong, Edward M.; US NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory > Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (2010). ENVISAT AATSR full resolution dual-view geolocated L2 swath SSTskin data set in GHRSST-PP L2P format for 2005-11-18 (NODC Accession 0004168). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2010-12-20T19:14:20 - NCEI Accession 0004168 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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • AATSR-NR
Platform
  • Envisat
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