GHRSST v2 Level 3U Global Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite created by the NOAA Advanced Clear-Sky Processor for Ocean (ACSPO) for 2017-08-06 (NCEI Accession 0164677)

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The ACSPO VIIRS L3U (Level 3 Uncollated) product is a gridded version of the ACSPO VIIRS L2P product available here http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/VIIRS_NPP-OSPO-L2P-v2.4. Data files are 10min granules in netcdf4 format compliant with the GHRSST Data Specification version 2 (GDS2). There are 144 granules per 24hr interval, with a total data volume of 1GB/day. Fill values are reported at all invalid pixels, including pixels at >5 km inland. For each valid water pixel (defined as ocean, sea, lake or river, and up to 5 km inland), the following layers are reported: SSTs, ACSPO clear-sky mask (ACSM; provided in each grid as part of l2p_flags, which also includes day/night, land, ice, twilight, and glint flags), NCEP wind speed, and ACSPO SST minus reference (Canadian Met Centre 0.2deg L4 SST; available at http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/CMC0.2deg-CMC-L4-GLOB-v2.0). Only L2P SSTs with QL=5 were gridded, so all valid SSTs are recommended for the users. Per GDS2 specifications, two additional Sensor-Specific Error Statistics layers (SSES bias and standard deviation) are reported in each pixel with valid SST. The ACSPO VIIRS L3U product is monitored and validated against in situ data (Xu and Ignatov, 2014) in SQUAM (Dash et al, 2010).
  • Cite as: Sapper, John F.; Office of Satellite and Product Operations (2017). GHRSST v2 Level 3U Global Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite created by the NOAA Advanced Clear-Sky Processor for Ocean (ACSPO) for 2017-08-06 (NCEI Accession 0164677). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0164677. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2017-08-06 to 2017-08-06
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 81.55
S: -89.99712
E: 179.89
W: -178.99
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  • GHRSST Level 3U OSPO dataset v2.61 from VIIRS on S-NPP Satellite (GDS version 2)
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-08-07
  • revision: 2017-08-08
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  • Cite as: Sapper, John F.; Office of Satellite and Product Operations (2017). GHRSST v2 Level 3U Global Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite created by the NOAA Advanced Clear-Sky Processor for Ocean (ACSPO) for 2017-08-06 (NCEI Accession 0164677). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0164677. Accessed [date].
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  • Cite as: Sapper, John F.; Office of Satellite and Product Operations (2017). GHRSST v2 Level 3U Global Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite created by the NOAA Advanced Clear-Sky Processor for Ocean (ACSPO) for 2017-08-06 (NCEI Accession 0164677). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0164677. Accessed [date].
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  • 2017-08-07T01:35:11Z - NCEI Accession 0164677 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-08-08T02:21:26Z - NCEI Accession 0164677 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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  • VIIRS
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  • Suomi NPP
Last Modified: 2017-08-08T03:22:57Z
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