Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: OW NOAA AVHRR-GAC Sea-Surface Temperature, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/5696.

Item Identification

Title: OW NOAA AVHRR-GAC Sea-Surface Temperature
Status: Completed
Abstract:

The dataset contains satellite-derived sea-surface temperature measurements collected by means of the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer - Global Area Coverage (AVHRR-GAC) sensor onboard the NOAA polar orbiting satellite constellation. The data is collected daily, and is available at 3-day, weekly and monthly intervals at a spatial resolution of 0.1. The geographic coverage is global, and the temporal coverage ranges from 2003-2016.

Purpose:

To provide users with near real-time and historical sea-surface temperature data.

Supplemental Information:

Ownership: PIFSC

Spatial Resolution: 0.1 degree

Spatial Keywords: Degrees

Temporal Resolution: Daily, 3-day, Weekly, Monthly

Frequency of Collection: Daily

Types of Data Collected: Satellite-based ocean sea-surface temperature

Collection Method: Satellite remote sensing

Recording Media: Digital

Collection Standards of the Data or Creation Standards of the Data Product: Available

Validation and QC Procedures: Available

QC Standards: Available

Automated QC Procedures: Available

Storage Location: NOAA OceanWatch - Central Pacific

Storage Media: Server

Storage Format: NetCDF

Security and Integrity Plans: Available

Backups: Available

Storage and Security Documentation: Available

Privileges: Open

Restrictions: None

Request Protocol: Via NOAA OceanWatch - Central Pacific Web Site (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Contact: OceanWatch Coordinator (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Data Distribution Methods: Via NOAA OceanWatch - Central Pacific Web Site (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Format of Data/Product on Web Server: NetCDF

Metadata Depository Location: NOAA OceanWatch - Central Pacific

Metadata Deposition Frequency: Daily

Metadata Description Standard: FGDC (Federal Geographic Data Committee)

Metadata Description Format: NetCDF

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None AVHRR
None GAC
None ow
None pifsc
None remote sensing
None satellite
None sea surface temperature
None SST

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 3-day
None Daily
None Monthly
None Weekly

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Global

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: Daily
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Satellite-derived sea-surface temperature measurements

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 373447
Date Effective From: 2017-01-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Howell, Evan A
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: evan.howell@noaa.gov

Data Steward

CC ID: 373448
Date Effective From: 2015-12-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Abecassis, Melanie GA
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: melanie.abecassis@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5569

Data Steward

CC ID: 373449
Date Effective From: 2012-08-13
Date Effective To: 2015
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact Instructions:

Contact OceanWatch Coordinator (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Distributor

CC ID: 373450
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 373451
Date Effective From: 2015-12-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Abecassis, Melanie GA
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: melanie.abecassis@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5569

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 373452
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To: 2015
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact Instructions:

Contact OceanWatch Coordinator (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Point of Contact

CC ID: 373453
Date Effective From: 2015-12-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Abecassis, Melanie GA
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: melanie.abecassis@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5569

Point of Contact

CC ID: 373454
Date Effective From: 2012-08-13
Date Effective To: 2015
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact Instructions:

Contact OceanWatch Coordinator (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 19574
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: 180
N° Bound: 75
S° Bound: -75
Description

Global

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 19575
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2000-01-03
End: 2016-04-15

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Via NOAA OceanWatch - Central Pacific Web Site (http://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov)

Data Access Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 268250
Download URL: http://pifsc-oceanwatch.irc.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/OceanWatch_pfgac_sst_monthly.html
Distributor:
File Name: Monthly data

URLs

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Quality control is done by the source of the data (NOAA).

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 1 year
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: Unable to Archive
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

Data volume is too large to archive externally.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 1 year
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

PIFSC ITS conducts regularly scheduled backups and security checks

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Data is received from NOAA and processed to make it into a format compatible with the Live Access Server and the THREDDS server.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 5696
Metadata Record Created By: Christopher Y Tokita
Metadata Record Created: 2007-10-22 14:23+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-02-21
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-02-22