Meteosat Sea Surface TemperatureOperational Near real time product
Level 3 hourly sub-skin Sea Surface Temperature derived from Meteosat at 0° longitude, covering 60S-60N and 60W-60E and re-projected on a 0.05° regular grid, in GHRSST compliant netCDF format.
Atmospheric profiles of water vapor and temperature from a numerical weather prediction model, Sea Surface Temperature from an analysis, together with a radiative transfer model, are used to correct the multispectral algorithm for regional and seasonal biases due to changing atmospheric conditions.
The quality of the products is monitored regularly by daily comparison of the satellite estimates against buoy measurements.
The product format is compliant with the GHRSST Data Specification (GDS) version 2. Users are advised to use data only with quality levels 3,4 and 5.
OSI SAF FTP (main, full archive)
OSI SAF backup FTP (last 7 days)
OSI SAF HTTPS
OSI SAF Thredds
The product series is operational since 2004:
- version OSI-206 (Meteosat-8, Meteosat-9 and Meteosat-10) from 2004 to 20/02/2018
- version OSI-206-a (Meteosat-11 until 21/03/2023, later on Meteosat-10) from 20/02/2018 onwards
From 20/02/2018, using cloud mask from NWC SAF software v2016.
From 19/01/2021, processed with a new chain: improved SST methodology, especially the bias correction parameterization, using cloud mask from NWC SAF software v2018
The content within square brackets "[…]" is to be replaced with whatever distributor, period, domain or download date is relevant to the data being used. The "extracted period" and "extracted domains" are only needed if a subset of the data is being used.
Suggestions for "distributor/distribution mean": OSI SAF FTP server/the EUMETSAT Data Centre/EUMETCast/name and URL of a redistributor...