GHRSST Level 4 OSTIA Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (GDS versions 1 and 2)

OSTIA L4 SST Analysis (GDS2)

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A Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 4 sea surface temperature analysis produced daily on an operational basis at the UK Met Office using optimal interpolation (OI) on a global 0.054 degree grid. The Operational Sea Surface Temperature and Sea Ice Analysis (OSTIA) analysis uses satellite data from sensors that include the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI), the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) imager, the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI), the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Microwave Imager (TMI) and in situ data from ships, drifting and moored buoys. This analysis was specifically produced to be used as a lower boundary condition in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models. This dataset adheres to the GHRSST Data Processing Specification (GDS) version 2 format specifications.
  • Cite as: British Meteorological Office (UKMO) (2007). GHRSST Level 4 OSTIA Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (GDS versions 1 and 2). National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
gov.noaa.nodc:GHRSST-OSTIA-UKMO-L4-GLOB
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
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DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Jonah Roberts-Jones
UKMO > United Kingdom Met Office
+44 1392 886441
servicedesk@myocean.eu.org
Time Period 2006-04-01 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2007-03-14
  • revision: 2018-11-15
Edition 2.0
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
This collection includes data from the following product(s): GHRSST Level 4 OSTIA Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (GDS version 2) (GHRSST-OSTIA-UKMO-L4-GLOB-v2.0); GHRSST Level 4 OSTIA Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (GHRSST-UKMO-L4HRfnd-GLOB-OSTIA).
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
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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
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
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
  • Aqua > Earth Observing System, Aqua
  • DMSP 5D-2/F15 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F15
  • DMSP 5D-3/F17 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F17
  • DMSP 5D-3/F18 > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-F18
  • ENVISAT > Environmental Satellite
  • GCOM-W1 > Global Change Observation Mission 1st-Water
  • GOES-13 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13
  • METEOSAT-10
  • METEOSAT-11
  • METEOSAT-9
  • METOP-A > Meteorological Operational Satellite - A
  • METOP-B > Meteorological Operational Satellite - B
  • MSG > Meteosat Second Generation
  • NOAA-17 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-17
  • NOAA-18 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-18
  • NOAA-19 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-19
  • SUOMI-NPP > Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership
  • TRMM > Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • AATSR > Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer
  • AMSR-E > Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS
  • AMSR2 > Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2
  • AVHRR-3 > Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3
  • GOES-13 Imager
  • IASI > Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
  • SEVIRI > Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager
  • SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
  • TMI > TRMM Microwave Imager
  • VIIRS > Visible-Infrared Imager-Radiometer Suite
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
  • NOAA OneStop Project
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