The sea surface temperature product algorithm of the Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner (OCTS) and its accuracy

Futoki Sakaida, Masao Moriyama, Hiroshi Murakami, Hiromi Oaku, Yasushi Mitomi, Akira Mukaida, Hiroshi Kawamura

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Abstract

The Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner (OCTS) aboard the Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS) can observe ocean color and sea surface temperature (SST) simultaneously. This paper explains the algorithm for the OCTS SST product in the NASDA OCTS mission. In the development of the latest, third version (V3) algorithm, the OCTS match-up dataset plays an important role, especially when the coefficients required in the MCSST equation are derived and the equation form is adjusted. As a result of the validation using the OCTS match-up dataset, the algorithm has improved the root mean square (rms) error of the OCTS SST up to 0.698°C although some problems remain in the match-up dataset used in the present study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-442
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Oceanography
Volume54
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Oct

Keywords

  • OCTS/ADEOS
  • SST

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography

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