26th Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
14th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)


Operational NESDIS daily 0.1degree global SST Analysis

Eileen Maria Maturi, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, Camp Springs, MD; and A. Harris, J. Sapper, H. Gu, L. Ma, and W. Meng

NOAA NESDIS generates a new daily SST analysis combining Geostationary (GOES, MT-SAT and Meteosat) SST and POES and MetOp (AVHRR) data into a single high-resolution (0.10.1) product. This resolution was chosen to approximately match the Nyquist sampling criterion for the mid-latitude Rossby radius (~20 km) in order to ensure preservation of mesoscale oceanographic features such as eddies and frontal meanders. The methodology employs a rigorous multi-scale optimal interpolation which approximates the Kalman filter, together with a data-adaptive correlation length scale to ensure the balance between detail preservation and noise reduction. The new analysis has been a significant success, even when compared to other modern products which purport to be similar or higher resolution. Operational Microwave SST products (e.g. AMSR-E SSTs) will be incorporated into this analysis to obtain SSTs in areas of persistent cloud.

Joint Session 1, Global environmental observing systems including, but not limited to, the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), and Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) - Part I
Thursday, 21 January 2010, 8:30 AM-9:45 AM, B217

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