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Added 12/02/2007: Diurnal Variability Working Group Meeting, RSMAS, University of Miami, 28-30th March 2007

The GHRSST-PP Diurnal Variability Working Group (DV-WG) is holding a workshop at RMSAS, University of Miami. Please contact Chris Merchant ( for further details.

Added 12/02/2007: MODIS and GOES L2P data at GDAC!

The Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) would like to announce several new sea surface temperature products available through the Global Data Assembly Center (GDAC) of the GHRSST-PP (Global Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Pilot Project). New products available in the GHRSST-PP L2P/L4 format include:

  1. Regional 6 km Level 2P from the NOAA GOES 11 and 12 geostationary platforms at 1/2 hourly intervals

  2. Global daily 1 km L2P from the NASA Aqua and Terra MODIS sensors. These SST products include commensurate chlorophyll and K490 observations.

  3. A Level 4 global daily 5 km optimally interpolated Operational Sea Surface Temperature and Sea Ice Analysis (OSTIA) from the UK Met Office.

The Medspiration European RDAC will no longer provide L2P data from AMSR-E, TMI, or AVHRR. These data sets will continue to be provided by Remote Sensing Systems (REMSS) and the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO). All products are available through . Historical data that are 30 days or older can be found at the GHRSST Longterm Stewardship and Reanalysis Center (LTSRF,

Added 26/1/2007: 8th GHRSST-PP Science Team Meeting, Melbourne Australia, 14-18th May 2007

The VIII GODAE High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Pilot Project (GHRSST-PP) Science Team Meeting will be located at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Head Office in Melbourne, Australia, from 14 to 18 May 2007. In order to assist meeting attendees in planning their travel, accomodation and visa applications, a web page on the logistics and registration for the meeting has been developed at to Please use these pages to register for the meeting.

Added 23/03/2006: Final draft 7th Science Team Meeting Agenda released

The final draft GHRSST-PP 7th Science Team Meeting agenda is available together with revised logistical information here. This will be agreed in plenary on the opeaning day of the meeting. Thanks to all who contributed to its development over the last 3 months.

Added 05/03/2006: New version of JAXA AMSRE data available

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) would like to advise the GHRSST-PP community that the SST algorithm used for Aqua/AMSR-E near-real-time SST products were updated on March 1, 2005. The Level-1 processing and atmospheric correction have been significantly improved. In addition, the near-real-time operational processing chain at JAXA/EORC has also been improved. As a result, AMSRE SST data are available at JAXA-GHRSST server much faster (previously, the SST data were available 1.5-2 days after observation).

For more information and for operational access to these data please contact Kohtaro Hosoda, Ph.D ( at the Earth Observation Research and application Center (EORC), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Added 03/03/2006: New L4 SST analysis for the Australian Region now available

A new SST1m L4 data product is now being produced by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology as part of the BLUElink project. Operational SST1m maps can be viewed at Contact helen Beggs at for more information.

Added 10/02/2006: New version of RSS AMSRE gridded SST's available

A new version of AMSRE SST products is now available form Remote Sensing Systems within 2-3 hours of reception at the satellite. These data are now a version 5 product which will be contiunually updated as data arrives and is processed. New SSES and a new SST algorithm are features of these data. Push data feeds can be arrnged - contact

Added 20/023/2006: Hourly SST and LW flux data from MSG avaialable

Hourly SST and LW flux data products derived from the MSG-SEVIRI are now avauilable from the EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Applications Facility (OSI-SAF). These data have been developed in response to discussions at the GDS-TAG meeting during the 6th GHRSST-PP Science Team Meeting for diurnal variability investigations. Data are available via ftp from Three netCDF files are available for each day: one contaning 24 SST fields at 0.05 deg horizontal resolution, a second file containing 24 correponding solar irradiances and longwave irradiances and a third file containing maps of solar and long wave fluxes integrated obver a 24 hour period.

Data are available from December 1st 2005 to present and further details can be found in the safo1h.doc file available at the ftp site.

Added 13/02/2006: New improved IDL and C-code L2P data reader available

A new GHRSST-PP L2P IDL and C-code reader is now available with improved functionality from the GHRSST-PP GDAC ftp site:

Please take a look at the new reader and feedback any comments to edward.armstrong@jpl.nasa