Producing climate data records of sea-surface temperatures from measurements from spacecraft radiometers

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Starting with the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometers on the operational NOAA polar-orbiting series, and continuing through to the current sensors on MetOp and the research satellites Terra, Aqua and Envisat, a time series of consistent global SSTs spanning more than two decades is now available for to the scientific community. The requirements of a "Climate Data Record" (CDR) include well characterized error estimates and traceability to a National Standard, if feasible. The generation of CDRs of SSTs using comparisons between the satellite retrievals and ship-based measurements of the skin SST derived from well-calibrated infrared radiometers, with calibration traceable to national temperature standards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Edition666 SP
StatePublished - 2008
Event2nd MERIS/(A)ATSR User Workshop - Frascati, Italy
Duration: Sep 22 2008Sep 26 2008


Other2nd MERIS/(A)ATSR User Workshop


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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