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AATSR SST validation with SISTeR over the Skagerrak

Tim Nightingale(1), Kai Sørensen(2) and Are Folkestad(2)

(1) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Oxon OX11 0QX, United Kingdom
(2) Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Gaustadalléen 21, NO-0349 Oslo, Norway


SISTeR, a high accuracy self-calibrating infrared radiometer, was mounted on the M/S Prinsesse Ragnhild, a large RORO ferry operating between Oslo and Hirtshals, on the 26th February 2008 for a planned deployment period of approximately three months.

We describe the preparation, installation and operation of the instrument and the skin sea surface temperature (SST) measurements collected with it. The SISTeR SST measurements are compared with the full resolution AATSR gridded SST (ATS_NR__2P) product, validation match-ups are analysed and estimates for the accuracy of the AATSR product are generated.


Workshop presentation

Keywords: ESA European Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne, observation de la terre, earth observation, satellite remote sensing, teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar, chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar, atmospheric chemistry