GOES-East Sea Surface Temperature

Operational Near real time product

Level 3 hourly sub-skin Sea Surface Temperature derived from GOES-East, covering 60S-60N and 135W-15W and re-projected on a 0.05° regular grid, in GHRSST compliant netCDF format.

Acronym : GOES-E SST
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OSI SAF producer : Météo-France
Identifier : OSI-207-b
Digital object identifier (DOI) 10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_NRT_2015
Citation : See at bottom
Processing level : L3C
Satellite input : GOES-16/ABI
Other input : NWP outputs (temperature and humidity profiles, aerosols optical depth), cloud mask
Temporal sampling : 24 per day
Central time : 00:00, 01:00, …, 23:00
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. 3h
Spatial coverage : West Atlantic East Pacific : 60N-60S 135W-15W
Spatial sampling : 0.05° Lat-Lon
Projection : Cylindrical equidistant
File Formats : LML FTP Server (NetCDF4), EDC (NetCDF4), EUMETCast (NetCDF4)
Characteristics & methods : multispectral algorithms + bias correction

Data Access
Credentials for access to OSI SAF tools For the FTP access, please use the username anonymous.

OSI SAF FTP (main, full archive)

Directory: ifremer/cersat/projects/osisaf/sst/l3c/west_atlantic_east_pacific/

OSI SAF backup FTP (last 7 days)

Directory: ifremer/cersat/projects/osisaf/sst/l3c/west_atlantic_east_pacific/

EUMETSAT Multicast

Redistribution by PO.DAAC

Accuracy Requirements
Target accuracy : monthly absolute mean difference: 0.5 K, standard deviation : 1 K
Verification/validation method : routine comparison with drifting buoy measurements
Authorised to be operational / released :
Declared operational / released since :
On EUMETCast since :
On EDC since :
On FTP server since :
First date :
Full series temporal coverage : 2001-onwards
Detailed history :

The product series is operational since 2001:

  • version OSI-207 (GOES-8 to GOES-13) from 2001 to 14/12/2017
  • version OSI-207-a (GOES-16) from 14/12/2017 to 19/01/2021 (temporary product, processed with a temporary chain previously processing OSI-207)
  • version OSI-207-b (GOES-16) from 19/01/2021 onwards

GOES-16 (GOES-R) is the first GOES new generation. This new GOES-East platform enables daytime SST calculations (whereas, previously, GOES-East SST was restricted to night_time conditions).

Citation : OSI SAF GOES-East Sea Surface Temperature (GOES-16) 2017-onwards, OSI-207-a/OSI-207-b, doi:10.15770/EUM_SAF_OSI_NRT_2015. EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility. Data extracted from [distributor/distribution mean]: ([extracted period],) ([extracted domains],) accessed [download date]

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...
  • Product based on the GOES-East data received in the OSI SAF production centre (Météo-France Lannion) directly from the satellite.

    This product format is compliant with the Data Specification (GDS) version 2 from the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST).

    GHRSST identifier (collection id): GOES16-SST-OSISAF-L3C-v1.0


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