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Dataset

 

EUSTACE: Globally gridded clear-sky daily air temperature estimates from satellites with uncertainty estimates for land, ocean and ice, 1995-2016

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2019-04-08
DOI Publication Date: 2019-04-08
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Abstract

This dataset consists of gloabl surface air temperature estimates derived from satellite surface skin temperature measurements, with uncertainties provided. It has been compiled as part of the European Union Horizon 2020 EUSTACE (EU Surface Temperature for All Corners of Earth) project.

The global surface air temperatures are provided separately for areas over land, sea and ice. These surface air temperatures have been derived from satellite skin temperatures using relationships between air and skin temperatures for each surface derived as part of the EUSTACE project. The air temperatures and uncertainty information are presented in a consistent format.

Citable as:  Kennedy, J.J.; Capponi, F.; Ghent, D.; Good, E.J.; Høyer, J.L.; Kent, E.C.; Madsen, K.S.; Mitchelson, J.R.; Nielsen-Englyst, P.; Tonboe, R.T. (2019): EUSTACE: Globally gridded clear-sky daily air temperature estimates from satellites with uncertainty estimates for land, ocean and ice, 1995-2016. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 08 April 2019. doi:10.5285/f883e197594f4fbaae6edebafb3fddb3. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/f883e197594f4fbaae6edebafb3fddb3
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: EUSTACE, surface air temperature, satellite

Details

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Previously used record identifiers:
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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.
Data lineage:

Data have been produced and archived for the EU EUSTACE project, which has received funding by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 640171.

Data Quality:
Data are as provided by the EUSTACE project
File Format:
Data are in NetCDF format

Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.
Title Derivation of the EUSTACE globally gridded clear-sky daily air temperature estimates from satellites with uncertainty estimates for land, ocean and ice, 1995-2016
Abstract Surface air temperature estimates have been calculated from satellite-derived surface skin temperature measurements within the EUSTACE project. Research was done to investigate the relationship between these air and skin temperatures based on temporally and spatially collocated observations, and empirical relationships have been derived. These have then been applied to the satellite skin temperatures used in the EUSTACE project to estimate surface air temperatures. The relationships have been derived separately for the land, ice and ocean regions, and are described further in the EUSTACE Scientific and Product User Guides.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: tas
  • long_name: Average daily surface air temperature
  • names: air_temperature, Average daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • long_name: Average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • var_id: tas_AATSR
  • names: air_temperature, Average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • long_name: Average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • var_id: tas_ATSR2
  • names: air_temperature, Average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Cloud component of uncertainty on average daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tas_unc_cloud
  • names: Cloud component of uncertainty on average daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Cloud component of uncertainty on maximum daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tasmax_unc_cloud
  • names: Cloud component of uncertainty on maximum daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Cloud component of uncertainty on minimum daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tasmin_unc_cloud
  • names: Cloud component of uncertainty on minimum daily surface air temperature
  • units: days
  • long_name: Local time offset from UTC (days)
  • var_id: timeoffset
  • names: Local time offset from UTC (days)
  • units: K
  • long_name: Locally correlated atmospheric uncertainty on maximum daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tasmax_unc_corr_atm
  • names: Locally correlated atmospheric uncertainty on maximum daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Locally correlated atmospheric uncertainty on minimum daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tasmin_unc_corr_atm
  • names: Locally correlated atmospheric uncertainty on minimum daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Locally correlated surface uncertainty on maximum daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tasmax_unc_corr_sfc
  • names: Locally correlated surface uncertainty on maximum daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Locally correlated surface uncertainty on minimum daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tasmin_unc_corr_sfc
  • names: Locally correlated surface uncertainty on minimum daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Locally correlated uncertainty (from satellite retrieval) on average daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tas_unc_corr_sat
  • names: Locally correlated uncertainty (from satellite retrieval) on average daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Locally correlated uncertainty (from satellite retrieval) on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_corr_sat_AATSR
  • names: Locally correlated uncertainty (from satellite retrieval) on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Locally correlated uncertainty (from satellite retrieval) on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_corr_sat_ATSR2
  • names: Locally correlated uncertainty (from satellite retrieval) on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Locally correlated uncertainty (from surface-air model) on average daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tas_unc_corr_mod
  • names: Locally correlated uncertainty (from surface-air model) on average daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Locally correlated uncertainty (from surface-air model) on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_corr_mod_AATSR
  • names: Locally correlated uncertainty (from surface-air model) on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Locally correlated uncertainty (from surface-air model) on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_corr_mod_ATSR2
  • names: Locally correlated uncertainty (from surface-air model) on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Locally correlated uncertainty on average daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tas_unc_corr_local
  • names: Locally correlated uncertainty on average daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Locally correlated uncertainty on maximum daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tasmax_unc_corr_local
  • names: Locally correlated uncertainty on maximum daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Locally correlated uncertainty on minimum daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tasmin_unc_corr_local
  • names: Locally correlated uncertainty on minimum daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: tasmax
  • long_name: Maximum daily surface air temperature
  • names: air_temperature, Maximum daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: tasmin
  • long_name: Minimum daily surface air temperature
  • names: air_temperature, Minimum daily surface air temperature
  • long_name: Model number used for estimating Tmax from satellite data
  • var_id: tasmax_model_number
  • names: Model number used for estimating Tmax from satellite data
  • long_name: Model number used for estimating Tmin from satellite data
  • var_id: tasmin_model_number
  • names: Model number used for estimating Tmin from satellite data
  • units: K
  • long_name: Random uncertainty on average daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tas_unc_rand
  • names: Random uncertainty on average daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Random uncertainty on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_rand_AATSR
  • names: Random uncertainty on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Random uncertainty on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_rand_ATSR2
  • names: Random uncertainty on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Random uncertainty on maximum daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tasmax_unc_rand
  • names: Random uncertainty on maximum daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Random uncertainty on minimum daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tasmin_unc_rand
  • names: Random uncertainty on minimum daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty (from surface-air model) on average daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tas_unc_sys_mod
  • names: Systematic uncertainty (from surface-air model) on average daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty (from surface-air model) on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_sys_mod_AATSR
  • names: Systematic uncertainty (from surface-air model) on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty (from surface-air model) on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_sys_mod_ATSR2
  • names: Systematic uncertainty (from surface-air model) on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty first fourier component on average daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tas_unc_parameter_1
  • names: Systematic uncertainty first fourier component on average daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty first fourier component on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_parameter_1_AATSR
  • names: Systematic uncertainty first fourier component on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty first fourier component on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_parameter_1_ATSR2
  • names: Systematic uncertainty first fourier component on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty fourth fourier component on average daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tas_unc_parameter_4
  • names: Systematic uncertainty fourth fourier component on average daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty fourth fourier component on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_parameter_4_AATSR
  • names: Systematic uncertainty fourth fourier component on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty fourth fourier component on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_parameter_4_ATSR2
  • names: Systematic uncertainty fourth fourier component on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty mean offset on average daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tas_unc_parameter_0
  • names: Systematic uncertainty mean offset on average daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty mean offset on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_parameter_0_AATSR
  • names: Systematic uncertainty mean offset on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty mean offset on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_parameter_0_ATSR2
  • names: Systematic uncertainty mean offset on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty on average daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tas_unc_sys
  • names: Systematic uncertainty on average daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_sys_AATSR
  • names: Systematic uncertainty on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_sys_ATSR2
  • names: Systematic uncertainty on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty on maximum daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tasmax_unc_sys
  • names: Systematic uncertainty on maximum daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty on minimum daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tasmin_unc_sys
  • names: Systematic uncertainty on minimum daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty second fourier component on average daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tas_unc_parameter_2
  • names: Systematic uncertainty second fourier component on average daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty second fourier component on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_parameter_2_AATSR
  • names: Systematic uncertainty second fourier component on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty second fourier component on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_parameter_2_ATSR2
  • names: Systematic uncertainty second fourier component on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty third fourier component on average daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tas_unc_parameter_3
  • names: Systematic uncertainty third fourier component on average daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty third fourier component on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_parameter_3_AATSR
  • names: Systematic uncertainty third fourier component on average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Systematic uncertainty third fourier component on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • var_id: tas_unc_parameter_3_ATSR2
  • names: Systematic uncertainty third fourier component on average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Total uncertainty excluding cloud on average daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tas_unc_no_cloud
  • names: Total uncertainty excluding cloud on average daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Total uncertainty excluding cloud on maximum daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tasmax_unc_no_cloud
  • names: Total uncertainty excluding cloud on maximum daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Total uncertainty excluding cloud on minimum daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tasmin_unc_no_cloud
  • names: Total uncertainty excluding cloud on minimum daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Total uncertainty in average daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tasuncertainty
  • names: Total uncertainty in average daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Total uncertainty in average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • var_id: tasuncertainty_AATSR
  • names: Total uncertainty in average daily surface air temperature from AATSR satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Total uncertainty in average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • var_id: tasuncertainty_ATSR2
  • names: Total uncertainty in average daily surface air temperature from ATSR2 satellite.
  • units: K
  • long_name: Total uncertainty in maximum daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tasmaxuncertainty
  • names: Total uncertainty in maximum daily surface air temperature
  • units: K
  • long_name: Total uncertainty in mimimum daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: tasminuncertainty
  • names: Total uncertainty in mimimum daily surface air temperature
  • var_id: timebounds

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: Latitude (deg)
  • names: latitude, Latitude (deg)
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • long_name: Longitude (deg)
  • names: longitude, Longitude (deg)
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • long_name: Time at zero longitude
  • names: time, Time at zero longitude
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1995-06-01T23:00:00
End time:
2016-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°