Sea Surface Temperature

30 Minutes

Igor Tomazic

Sea Surface Temperature

Published: 21 November 2011

Sea surface temperature (SST), defined as one of the essential climate variables, has a key role in climate research and weather prediction by representing the boundary condition for both the ocean and the atmosphere.

This presentation shows how the SST is retrieved from satellite observations and its main retrieval errors, the instruments and satellites used in its retrieval and the main SST applications. At the end, a brief overview of the future satellite SST-related missions is given.

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Filed under Keywords:

Ocean, Sea, Sea Surface Temperature, OSTIA, ENSO, El Nino