VIIRS_NPP-NAVO-L2P-v1.0_1

PODAAC-GHVRS-2PN02

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  • Abstract
    A global Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 2P dataset based on retrievals from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). This sensor resides on the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite launched on 28 October 2011. The VIIRS instrument is a a 22-band, multi-spectral scanning radiometer with a 3040-km swath width that builds on the heritage of the MODIS , AVHRR and SeaWIFS sensors for sea surface temperature (SST) and ocean color. For the infrared bands for SST the effective pixel size is 740 meters at nadir and the pixel size variation across the swath is constrained to no more than 1600 meters at the edge of the swath. However, the processing of this dataset aggregates two pixels into one so the resolution is 1500 meters at nadir. This dataset adheres to the GHRSST Data Processing Specification (GDS) version 2 format specifications.

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    Data Dates
    Creation
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    Processing Level

    2P

    Quality
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    Science Keywords
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Ocean Temperature
    • Sea Surface Temperature
    • Skin Sea Surface Temperature

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Platforms
  • spacecraft
    Suomi NPP
    Instruments
    • VIIRS

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN CARTESIAN
Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

Data Centers

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  • Naval Oceanographic Office
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  • PO.DAAC
    ARCHIVER

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  • Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO)
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Data Contacts

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    Keith Willis

    Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO)

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