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Earth Topics (Applications)
  • Ocean and Coast
  • Sea Surface Temperature

    Instrument type
    Date of Launch:
    ERS-1 - 17 July 1991
    ERS-2 - 21 April 1995
    Mission Status:
    ERS-1 ended on March 2000 and ERS-2 September 2011 
    Orbit Height:
    782 to 785 km
    Orbit type:
    Near-circular, polar, Sun-synchronous
    Swath Width:
    5 km
    ATSR Meteo Product
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    Last update: 4 December 2013

    The data is a fast delivery Meteo product designed for use by meteorological offices, and contains averaged BT and SST at 10 arc minute resolution.

    The single MDS comprises the fields of MDS#3 (SST record, 10 arc min cell) of the AST product, with the addition of Average Brightness Temperature (ABT) fields (BT/TOA sea record, 10 arc min cell) to make it more self-contained.

    The 3rd reprocessing of ATSR data has been performed; the processing updates that have been put in place and the expected scientific improvements are outlined in full in the User Note for the Third ERS ATSR Reprocessing.

    Data Set Specifications
    Spatial coverage: 90 N, 90 S, 180 W, 180 E
    Temporal coverage: 1991-08-01 - 1997-12-17 (ATSR-1)
    Temporal coverage: 1995-06-01 - 2003-06-22 (ATSR-2)
    Processing level
    Level 2
    How to access this data

    Reprocessed data
    The complete ERS ATSR-1 and ERS ATSR-2 3rd reprocessing archive is available online (FTP access) upon registration.

    See related news on the ERS-1/2 ATSR 3rd reprocessing of 13 December 2013.

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


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    GHRSST data specifications