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 publicationProceedings of the 2nd MERIS/(A)ATSR User Workshop
Edition666 SP
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2nd MERIS/(A)ATSR User Workshop - Frascati, Italy
Duration: Sep 22 2008Sep 26 2008

Publication series

NameEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Number666 SP
ISSN (Print)0379-6566

Other

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Minnett, P. J. (2008). Producing climate data records of sea-surface temperatures from measurements from spacecraft radiometers. In Proceedings of the 2nd MERIS/(A)ATSR User Workshop (666 SP ed.). (European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP; No. 666 SP).