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DESCRIPTION

The L2P product contains full resolution dual-view Sea Surface Temperature (SST) values. These SST use the ARC SST retrieval and cloud screening which differ from the methods used to produce the Gridded Surface Temperature (ATS_NR__2P) products. In addition to SST, the L2P products contain the ATSR Saharan Dust Index (ASDI) and the clear-sky probability estimated by the ARC cloud detection algorithm.

The L2P processor also generates L3U products; these are the L2P products averaged onto a regular grid at 0.1 degree resolution (they are therefore similar to the AR / Meteo Envisat-format products).

The L2P and L3U products are provided in NetCDF-4 format following GHRSST Data Specifications (GDS) v2.

The L2P/L3U archive was reprocessed in 2013 with a new processor based upon the ARC SST; the changes are outlined in full in the L2P Reprocessing User Note

DETAILS

DATA SET SPECIFICATIONS

Spatial coverage: 
90 N, -90 S, -180 W, 180 E
Temporal coverage:
2002-05-20 - 2012-04-08
Date of launch:
2002-03-01
Operators:
ESA
Mission status:
completed
Orbit height:
800 km
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous
Swath width:
5 - 1150 km

PROCESSING LEVEL

level 2

HOW TO ACCESS THIS DATA

Reprocessed data - The complete AATSR archive is available online via FTP upon Registration

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Should you need support please contact EOHelp

 

APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS

Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions

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RESOURCES

AATSR auxiliary data
Auxiliary Data
AATSR Products Specifications
Product Specifications
AATSR Product Handbook
User Manual
AATSR Product Information
Product Information
(A)ATSR SST L2P/L3U Product User Guide
Product Specifications
GHRSST data specifications
Product Specifications
More AATSR Documents
Product Specifications
(A)ATSR Software Tools
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