Development of a near realtime SST product for the Mediterranean forecasting system

Emanuele Böhm, Bruno Buongiomo Nardelli, Emma D'Acunzo, Salvatore Marullo, Rosalia Santoleri

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Abstract

Operational oceanography requires availability of remotely sensed data, for example sea surface temperature (SST), in near realtime (NRT). Asystem is presented that makes use of a combination of state of the art NASA Pathfinder SST (PFSST) algorithm and cloud detection procedures both adapted to operate in NRT. A novel cloud detection algorithm that makes use of a reference image based upon recent SST fields recovers data over coastal areas affected by sharp SST fronts that are discarded by the standard PFSST quality flag. The resulting increased SST coverage is visually checked, to remove residual cloud contamination, by a trained analyst prior to input to the objective analysis package in turn adapted for satellite-derived SST observations. The output daily gridded data in which the gaps due to clouds have been filled by the optimal interpolation module are assimilated into the Mediterranean Forecasting System Toward Environmental prediction (MFSTEP) ocean forecasting system on a weekly basis.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventRemote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2004 - , Spain
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …

Conference

ConferenceRemote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2004
CountrySpain
Period1/1/04 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Böhm, E., Nardelli, B. B., D'Acunzo, E., Marullo, S., & Santoleri, R. (2004). Development of a near realtime SST product for the Mediterranean forecasting system. Paper presented at Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2004, Spain. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.597396