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 and HTTPS access, you need credentials which are provided on request, after registration on OSI SAF web site.

OSI SAF FTP (main, full archive)

Directory: cersat-rt/project/osi-saf/data/sst/l3c/west_atlantic_east_pacific/

OSI SAF backup FTP (last 7 days)

Directory: cersat-rt/project/osi-saf/data/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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