The GHRSST-PP Regional/Global Task Sharing (R/GTS) Implementation Framework
The GHRSST-PP R/GTS implementation
was first proposed at the Second GHRSST-PP
Science Team Meeting held in Tokyo Japan, 2002 (see report
In this framework, the data processing and management tasks associated with the application and exchange of large satellite
data sets are distributed between international institutions which share the load. This allows regional centres to
provide a slick service to the local/national/regional user community by benefiting directly from the
work of other regional and global centre activities. GHRSST-PP data products are generated in a common netCDF format so that it
is easy to provide and use data from neighbouring RDAC systems.
L2P data products
are gathered together at
Global Data Analysis Centres (GDAC)
where they are disseminated to operational agencies for use in ocan and NWP forecasting
applications. In addition, all GHRSST-PP products
are archived at the Long Term Stewardship and Reanalysis Facility
based at the National Oceanographic Data Centre
(NODC). The LTSRF will provide Climate Data Record (
) SST products in a
delayed mode starting in late 2006.
The Figure below provides a summary of the data and information flow within the
GHRSST-PP R/GTS framework and convieniently identifies the major GHRSST-PP components.
Click on the diagram to learn about a particular project activity within
the GHRSST-PP R/GTS.