Ocean Circulation Group
USF College of Marine Science

DISCLAIMER:
The nowcast/forecast system and other analyses/data are research products under development. No warranty is made, expressed or implied, regarding accuracy, or regarding the suitability for any particular application. All rights reserved University of South Florida, Ocean Circulation Group. Copyright University of South Florida 2010

Products

An operational cloud-free satellite SST product for the SEACOOS domain


Single-panel display
This page shows the cloud-free SST for the last 10 days
 
Four-panel display
This page shows the cloud-free SST for the last 10 days, along with the cloudy data


Using optimal interpolation we merge sea surface temperature (SST) data from AVHRR, TMI, and GOES products to produce a cloud-free satellite SST field for the SEACOOS domain. The methods are described in He, et al. (2003), A cloud-free, satellite-derived, sea surface temperature analysis for the West Florida Shelf , Geophysical Research Letters, 30(15), 1811, doi:10.1029/2003/GL017673 and detailed results and comparisons are presented here. The spatial resolution is 5 km. Movie loops are provided for the past seven days, and images and data are continually archived. This OI SST field is produced at the University of South Florida (USF) jointly by the Ocean Circulation Group and the Institute for Marine Remote Sensing with the assistance of Dr. R. He, WHOI.

TMI data are produced by Remote Sensing Systems and sponsored by NASA's Earth Science Information Partnerships (ESIP): a federation of information sites for Earth Science; and by NASA's TRMM Science Team. Data are obtained daily from anonymous ftp at ftp.ssmi.com.

GOES data are obtained daily from anonymous ftp at podaac.jpl.nasa.gov, maintained by the NASA Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC), at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.

AVHRR data are obtained daily from the Institute for Marine Remote Sensing at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida.

View a single panel display of the cloud-free product.
View a four-panel display of the raw SST data plus the cloud-free product.


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