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Sentinel 3A Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR) Level 1B radiances and brightness temperature data

Update Frequency: Continual
Latest Data Update: 2023-06-09
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2016-11-16
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 8.28M Files | 1112TB


This dataset contains Radiances and Brightness Temperature data from the Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR) aboard the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel 3A Satellite. Sentinel 3A was launched on the 16th February 2016.

The primary mission objective of the SLSTR instrument is to extend the long-term consistent set of global Sea Surface Temperature (SST) measurements. In addition, SLSTR using a suite of visible and infrared radiance measurements provides land surface temperature, active fire monitoring, ice surface temperature, cloud, atmospheric aerosol, land surface, forestry and hydrology products in support of Copernicus services. Data are provided by ESA and are made available via CEDA to any registered user.

Citable as:  Copernicus; European Space Agency (2016): Sentinel 3A Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR) Level 1B radiances and brightness temperature data. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Sentinel, Radiances and Brightness Temperature, SLSTR. Sentinel 3, Sentinel 3A


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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: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data collected and prepared by European Space Agency (ESA). Downloaded from the ESA Scientific Data Hub (Scihub) for use by the CEDA registered users.

File Format:
These data files are in NetCDF4 format.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Computation Element: 1

Title Level 1 processing algorithm applied to Sentinel 3 Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR) raw data
Abstract This computation involves the Level 1 processing algorithm applied to raw Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR) data. Level 1 processing uses Level-0 products to compute radiometric measurements for each SLSTR channel in both views. This includes radiometric calibration for thermal and solar channels, several tests concerning surface and cloud flagging, and the determination of pixels' properties such as day/night, position in the instrument grid or geographical position.
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Output Description None
Software Reference None
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  • long_name: Land Surface Temperature
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Land Surface Temperature
  • names:, Land Surface Temperature
  • long_name: Sea Surface Temperature
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Sea Surface Temperature
  • names: Sea Surface Temperature,

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