Sea Surface Temperature Quality Monitors
iQuam is a system developed in NESDIS/STAR to perform near real time QC of in situ measurements and monitor the statistics. Ships and buoys (drifters and moorings) are included.
SQUAM monitors global L2 & L3 SSTs with respect to L4 fields & in situ data. It also intercompares and validates various global L4 SST products.
MICROS s a near real time system to monitor and analyze the "Model minus Observation" (M-O) biases in top-of-atmosphere (TOA) brightness temperatures (BT). "Retrieval minus Reynolds" SST biases are also monitored.