Bohai Sea, China

Update to SNPP and NOAA-20 VIIRS SST products

 

Bohai Sea, China
Bohai Sea, China

Suomi-NPP and NOAA-20 VIIRS Sea Surface Temperature (SST) products will be updated on 31 May 2022.

Last Updated

04 May 2022

Published on

04 May 2022

NOAA have announced that the SNPP and NOAA-20 VIIRS SST products, currently distributed on EUMETCast, will be upgraded to Advanced Clear-Sky Processor for Oceans (ACSPO) v2.8.

Main changes include:

  • Addition of ACSPO thermal fronts
  • Reduced high-latitude biases
  • Improved cloud screening

Filename changes

As a result, filenames will change, as shown below.

Current

SNPP products

20220124182000-OSPO-L3U_GHRSST-SSTsubskin-VIIRS_NPP-ACSPO_V2.61-v02.0-fv01.0.nc

NOAA-20 products

20220124182000-OSPO-L3U_GHRSST-SSTsubskin-VIIRS_N20-ACSPO_V2.61-v02.0-fv01.0.nc

New

SNPP products

20160921000000-OSPO-L3U_GHRSST-SSTsubskin-VIIRS_NPP-ACSPO_V2.80-v02.0-fv01.0.nc

NOAA-20 products

20160921000000-OSPO-L3U_GHRSST-SSTsubskin-VIIRS_N20-ACSPO_V2.80-v02.0-fv01.0.nc

Sample files of the upgraded products are available on our SFTP server:

https://sftp.eumetsat.int/public/folder/UsCVknVOOkSyCdgpMimJNQ/User-Materials/Test-Data/VIIRS_SST_Sample_Files/

Further details can be found in the NOAA announcement.

For more information, contact our User Service Helpdesk.