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ARC: Level 3 daily sea surface temperature data v1.0
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Dataset
Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2012-05-11
DOI Publication Date: No DOI
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Abstract

The AATSR Reprocessing for Climate (ARC) dataset consists of Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) multimission data which has been reprocessed using various algorithms and in-situ contemporaneous measurements, to provide update retrievals of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and assess their accuracy.

This dataset contains version 1.0 of the Level 3 sea surface temperature data product produced by the ARC project team.

The main ARC objective was to reduce regional biases in retrieved sea surface temperature (SST) to less than 0.1 K for all global oceans while creating a very homogeneous record with a stability (lack of drift in the observing system and analysis) of 0.05 K decade.

Citable as:  Embury, O. (2012): ARC: Level 3 daily sea surface temperature data v1.0. NERC Earth Observation Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/2e9b9a859b7fcf674b5ae7fc9da3c00e
Keywords:  ARC, Sea Surface Temperature
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Project: ARC Project  
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/neodc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_2944f9b0-9b5a-11e1-b9d0-00163e251233
Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Abbreviation:
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Data lineage:

ARC data is derived from the aatsr_multimission dataset held at the NEODC. ARC also uses UKMO Buoy data to provide ground calibration data (GHRSST). Data was supplied to the NEODC by Owen Embury at the University of Edinburgh.

Data Quality:
ARC data is reprocessed (A)ATSR series data with the intention of providing better constrained SST estimates than the original ESA SSE AATSR product. ARC data incorporates improved algorithms for estimation of SST using ground based in -situ SST measurements (GHRSST) and estimation of air column Saharan dust content.
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted
Process overview
This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Output Description
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Computation Element: 1

Title
ARC processor deployed on unknown computer
Abstract
This computation involved: ARC processor. The ARC processor was developed at University of Edinburgh to process (A)ATSR data for Climate in the ARC project Empty content
Input Description
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Output Description
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Software Reference
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Temporal Range
1991-08-01T00:00:00
2009-12-31T00:00:00
Geographic Extent

  90.0000°  
-180.0000°     180.0000°
  -90.0000°  
Authors (1)
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