The Shipborne Radiometer Task Team was set up at GHRSST XVIII to facilitate the coordination of Fiducial Reference Measurements, such as Shipborne Radiometry. Fiducial reference measurements of SST by shipborne radiometers are key to the validation of satellite SST retrievals.

OBJECTIVES

Facilitate coordination of Fiducial Reference Measurement, such as Shipborne Radiometry, set up a network and coordination, and create a common data format and archive.

ACTIVITIES

Task 1: Building a collaboration network

The Task Team has brought together a community of in situ radiometer builders, operators and data users in a collaborative network for the promotion of good practice, coordination of activities, and collection and dissemination of data: The International Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Fiducial Reference Measurement (FRM) Radiometer Network (ISFRN).

Task 2: A common data format

The L2R data format was developed as a common data format for in situ SST measurements. The document is available here: https://www.ships4sst.org/documents

Task 3: A data archive

A publically accessible archive of shipborne radiometer data can be accessed through the website of the International SST FRM Radiometer Network (ISFRN):  https://www.ships4sst.org/services/ships4sst-data

RESOURCES

LAST REPORT TO THE SCIENCE TEAM

  • June 2022:

Presentation: https://training.eumetsat.int/pluginfile.php/45479/course/section/4564/0626-ShipborneRadiometer-WerenfridWimmer.pdf

Recording:  https://vimeo.com/724979637

TASK TEAM MEMBERS

Chair: Werenfrid Wimmer (Univ. Southampton)

Members: Tim Nightingale, Jacob Høyer, Peter Minnett, Helen Beggs, Kyung-Ae Park, Lei Guan, Igor Tomažić, Jean-François Piollé, Haifeng Zhang.

INTERESTED IN CONTRIBUTING?

Please contact the chair directly:

Werenfrid Wimmer, w.wimmer@soton.ac.uk