Products: 4 km AVHRR Pathfinder


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Название продукта : 4 km AVHRR Pathfinder

Идентификатор продукта : AVHRR_Pathfinder-NODC-L3C-v5.2

Доступ: Открытый

Источники данных: NOAA

Платформы: NOAA

Инструменты: AVHRR

Уровень обработки: L3



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Ссылка на оригинал : NOAA

Recent Changes: See the Current Status page for a listing of changes to the dataset.

Data Access: See the Available Data page for quick access to the dataset.

Contacts: RSMAS: Bob Evans; PO.DAAC: Jorge Vasquez; NODC: Kenneth S. Casey

PDF Version: PFV50_UserGuide.pdf


The 4 km AVHRR Pathfinder Version 5 SST Project (Pathfinder V5) is a new reanalysis of the AVHRR data stream developed by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) and the NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). In partnership with NODC and RSMAS is NASA's Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC), which has years of experience serving and developing earlier versions of the Pathfinder dataset. Currently in the third year of a three-year demonstration effort, it is hoped that this system can be implemented as an ongoing effort as part of a broader SST climate data record system. This reprocessing uses an improved version of the Pathfinder algorithm and processing steps to produce twice-daily global SST and related parameters back to 1981, at a resolution of approximately 4 km, the highest possible for a global AVHRR data set. Temporal averages for 5-day, 7-day, 8-day, Monthly, and Yearly periods are also produced. Current key improvements over the original 9 km Pathfinder SST data set include a more accurate, consistent land mask, higher spatial resolution, and inclusion of sea ice information. Additional improvements including better flagging of aerosol-contaminated retrievals and the provision of wind and aerosol ancillary data will be implemented in a future Version 6 reprocessing. See [1] for more information.

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