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  • Ocean and Coast
  • Sea Surface Temperature

    Instrument type
    Date of Launch:
    1 March 2002
    Mission Status:
    Out of service since May 2012 
    Orbit Height:
    800 km 
    Orbit type:
    Swath Width:
    5 - 1150 km
    AATSR L2P/L3U products
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    Last update: 19 June 2016

    The L2P product contains full resolution dual-view Sea Surface Temperature (SST) values. These SST use the ARC SST retrieval and cloud screening which differ from the methods used to produce the Gridded Surface Temperature (ATS_NR__2P) products. In addition to SST, the L2P products contain the ATSR Saharan Dust Index (ASDI) and the clear-sky probability estimated by the ARC cloud detection algorithm.

    The L2P processor also generates L3U products; these are the L2P products averaged onto a regular grid at 0.1 degree resolution (they are therefore similar to the AR / Meteo Envisat-format products).

    The L2P and L3U products are provided in NetCDF-4 format following GHRSST Data Specifications (GDS) v2.

    The L2P/L3U archive has been reprocessed with a new processor based upon the ARC SST; the changes are outlined in full in the L2P Reprocessing User Note.

    Data Set Specifications
    Spatial coverage: 90 N, 90 S, 180 W, 180 E
    Temporal coverage: 2002-05-20 - 2012-04-08
    Processing level
    Level 2
    How to access this data

    Reprocessed data
    The complete AATSR archive is available online (FTP access) upon Fast Registration.

    See related news on the (A)ATSR 3rd Reprocessing of 06 September 2013

    Terms & Conditions applicable
    Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions
    Auxiliary data
    AATSR auxiliary data
    Available via SPPA


    AATSR Product Handbook


    AATSR Products Specifications


    More AATSR Documents


    GHRSST data specifications


    (A)ATSR L2P Product Description