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 : Meteosat-9/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 access, please use the username anonymous.

OSI SAF FTP (main, full archive)

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

OSI SAF backup FTP (last 7 days)

Directory: ifremer/cersat/projects/osisaf/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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