Information

Level 3 MTG/FCI Sea Surface Temperature

Development 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.

Identification
Acronym : L3 FCI SST
OSI SAF producer : Météo-France
Identifier : OSI-206-b
Digital object identifier (DOI) 10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_NRT_2014
Characteristics
Processing level : L3C
Satellite input : Meteosat 0°/FCI
Other input : NWP outputs (temperature and humidity profiles, aerosols optical depth), Sea Surface Temperature analysis (OSTIA), cloud mask
Temporal sampling : 24 per day
Timeliness : ? The timeliness is the time elapsing from the sensing time of the last contributing file to the product dissemination to users. It is similar to the latency. 1h30
Spatial coverage : East Atlantic, West Indian: 60N-60S 60W-60E
Spatial sampling : 0.05° Lat-Lon
Projection : cylindrical equidistant
File Formats : LML FTP Server (NetCDF4), EDC (NetCDF4), EUMETCast (NetCDF4)
Characteristics & methods : Subskin temperature; multispectral algorithms + bias correction
Data Access

OSI SAF FTP

Will be available by FTP

OSI SAF HTTPS

Will be available by HTTPS

OSI SAF Thredds

Will be available by Thredds

EUMETSAT Multicast

Will be available by EUMETCast

EUMETSAT Archive

Will be available by EUMETSAT Data Centre

Accuracy Requirements
Target accuracy : monthly absolute mean difference: 0.5 K, standard deviation: 1 K
Verification/validation method : routine comparison with drifting buoy measurements
Applications and users
Usage : - Atmosphere and ocean models
- Oceanography
- Fisheries
History
Expected date for operational/released :
Full series temporal coverage : From 2024
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