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(A)ATSR Validation Campaign - SISTeR SST Data

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Publication State: published

Abstract

Skin Sea Surface Temperature data from the (A)ATSR Validation Campaign by SISTeR. The prime objective of the (A)ATSR mission is to return accurate measurements of the global sea surface temperature. To ensure the accuracy of the measurement, there have been joint efforts to validate the data. One of these efforts is the (A)ATSR Validation Campaign which involves the deployment of the Scanning Infrared Sea surface Temperature Radiometer (SISTeR). The SISTeR is a self-calibrating radiometer that measures the skin sea surface temperature. The SISTeR was mounted on MS Color Festival and MS Prinsesse Ragnhild to return skin sea surface temperature in the North Sea in 2006, and was on-board RMS Queen Mary 2 collecting data from the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and Western Pacific between 2010 and 2014. Data was collected continuously throughout the cruises unless severe weather conditions required the instrument to be protected, which results in the prevention of the data collection.

Citable as:Nightingale, T. (2014): (A)ATSR Validation Campaign - SISTeR SST Data. NERC Earth Observation Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/c8d3946637b79669129ffbc5b29e50c5
Abbreviation: sister
Keywords: Not defined

Details

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Introduction

The prime objective of the (A)ATSR mission is to return accurate measurements of the global sea surface temperature. To ensure the accuracy of the measurement, there have been joint efforts to validate the data. One of these efforts is the (A)ATSR Validation Campaign which involves the deployment of the Scanning Infrared Sea surface Temperature Radiometer (SISTeR). The SISTeR is a self-calibrating radiometer that measures the skin sea surface temperature. The SISTeR was mounted on MS Color Festival and MS Prinsesse Ragnhild to return skin sea surface temperature in the North Sea in 2006, and was on-board RMS Queen Mary 2 collecting data from the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and Western Pacific between 2010 and 2014.

Data was collected continuously throughout the cruises unless severe weather conditions required the instrument to be protected, which results in the prevention of the data collection.


Restricted Data Access

The SISTeR data from the AATSR Validatin Campaign stored at the NEODC are available to registered NEODC users.

To obtain access to the data please register as an NEODC user. If you already are an NEODC registered user, skip this step. If you have forgotten your NEODC user ID and/or password, please contact the NEODC helpdesk at neodc@rl.ac.uk.


Data availability and file format

The data are stored in .nc format. The voyage paths of the ships are also provided in .kml format.


For more information about the technical specifications of the SISTeR and further references, please consort:

Further information about the (A)ATSR Validation Campaign can be found in:


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Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2006-05-15T00:00:00
End time:
2014-02-24T00:00:00
Geographic Extent
Not defined
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