Algorithm development PI : Dr. Akira Shibata
This document briefly describes some caveats for the AMSR-E Level 2 standard products (Version 2.0) of sea surface temperature (SST).
Parameter optimizations were made to improve sea surface wind speed correction.
Range of SST retrieval is between ?2 and 35 degrees centigrade. Retrieval error was estimated within approximately 0.6 degrees centigrade (rms) by comparing to buoy SSTs obtained through the Global Telecommunication System (GTS). The comparison was made using the data of July 2002, January 2003, and July 2003 (1-month data for each).
The algorithm is identical to that of AMSR (Version 1.0). However, coefficients in the algorithms are optimized for each instrument and different from each other.