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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 has been reprocessed with a new processor based upon the ARC SST; the changes are outlined in full in the L2P Reprocessing User Note.

Product Availability

Reprocessed data
The complete AATSR archive is available on-line (ftp access).
See related news on the (A)ATSR 3rd Reprocessing of 06 September 2013

Data Set Specifications
Temporal Coverage:
2002-05-20 to 2012-04-08
Spatial Coverage:
90 N, 90 S, 180 W, 180 E
Data Type:
Optical/Multi Spectral Radiometry Low/Medium Resolution
Processing Level:
Level 2
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Related links
Available Resources Type Format Access
AATSR Product Handbook User Manual HTML   Go to page
AATSR Products Specifications Product Specifications PDF   Go to page
More AATSR Documents Product Specifications PDF   Go to page
GHRSST data specifications Product Specifications HTML   Go to page
(A)ATSR L2P Product Description Product Specifications PDF Download  

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ESA has been involved in many Earth Observation campaigns over the past 25 years, from ground-based surveys, to ships at sea, aircraft and balloons in the atmosphere and the orbiting satellites in space.

To learn more about these campaigns and available datasets from them, please see the Campaigns page.