Meteosat Indian Ocean Sea Surface Temperature

Demonstrational Near real time product

Level 3 hourly sub-skin Sea Surface Temperature derived from Meteosat at 41.5° longitude, covering 60S-60N and 18.5W-101.5E and re-projected on a 0.05° regular grid, in GHRSST compliant netCDF format.

Acronym : MET IO SST
OSI SAF producer : Météo-France
Identifier : OSI-IO-SST
Citation : See at bottom
Processing level : L3C
Satellite input : MSG/SEVIRI
Other input : ECMWF outputs (temperature, humidity and aerosols profiles)
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. 3h
Spatial coverage : Indian Ocean: 60N-60S 18.5W-101.5E
Spatial sampling : 0.05° Lat-Lon
Projection : cylindrical equidistant
File Formats : LML FTP Server (NetCDF4)
Characteristics & methods : Subskin temperature; 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/indian/

OSI SAF backup FTP (last 7 days)

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

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 :
On FTP server since :
First date :
Full series temporal coverage : 2017-onwards
Detailed history :

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.

Citation : OSI SAF Meteosat Indian Ocean Sea Surface Temperature 2017-onwards, OSI-IO-SST. 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...
  • 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): SEVIRI_IO_SST-OSISAF-L3C-v1.0

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