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An Overview of the SST Error Budget

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posted on 2018-10-10, 21:24 authored by Peter Cornillon
An overview of the NASA/NOAA Sea Surface Temperature Science Team white paper on the SST Error Budget is provided. This is followed with a discussion of two methods to estimate the contribution resulting from instrument noise - one component of the error budget - to the error of level 2 SST fields. These methods are applied to SST fields produced from NOAA-15 AVHRR and Suomi-NPP VIIRS radiances. Finally, the consequences of the estimated pixel-to-pixel noise are examined in the context of the SST gradient.


NASA NNX08BA11G, NNX09AD81G, NA11NOS0120167; Global Change Research Program of China 2015CB953901; the National Natural Science Foundation of China-Shandong Joint Fund for Marine Science Research Centers U1606405; the National Natural Science Foundation of China 41376105, 41574014, 41774014