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

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Abstract

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

Other

Other2nd MERIS/(A)ATSR User Workshop
CountryItaly
CityFrascati
Period9/22/089/26/08

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sea surface temperature
Radiometers
radiometers
radiometer
climate
Spacecraft
spacecraft
Satellites
infrared radiometers
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
Advanced very high resolution radiometers (AVHRR)
ships
MetOp
retrieval
Terra (satellite)
Time series
Skin
Ships
Calibration
Infrared radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Producing climate data records of sea-surface temperatures from measurements from spacecraft radiometers. / Minnett, Peter J.

European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. 666 SP. ed. 2008.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Minnett, PJ 2008, Producing climate data records of sea-surface temperatures from measurements from spacecraft radiometers. in European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. 666 SP edn, 2nd MERIS/(A)ATSR User Workshop, Frascati, Italy, 9/22/08.
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