Sea Surface Temperature
The ACSPO MODIS SST data are produced from Terra and Aqua satellites using the NOAA Advanced Clear-Sky Processor for Ocean (ACSPO) enterprise system (Ignatov et al., 2016). Complete archive of ACSPO MODIS SST data is available for both the Terra (24 Feb 2000 - present) and Aqua (4 July 2002 - present) missions in 0.02° L3C (level 3 collated) format. New data is added in delayed mode (DM) with a 2-month latency. The last orbital maintenance maneuvers for Aqua and Terra were performed on 27 Feb 2020 (Terra) and 18 Mar 2021 (Aqua) and their orbit has been drifting ever since. We do not recommend usage of ACSPO MODIS SST dated a year or later after each satellites' last orbital maintenance maneuver. For more recent SST data from low earth orbit satellites, we recommend the ACSPO VIIRS and AVHRR FRAC datasets.
Earth Observation System - Terra
Low Earth Orbit Satellite (LEO)
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