How do I read the data?

All data are in NetCDF. It is important for users to familiarize themselves with the flags contained in the L2P files (please refer to the latest GDS document for further details).

In general using proximity confidence flags of 5 for the infrared and 4 for the microwave data result in the retrieval of highest quality pixels.


Template codes in IDL, MATLAB, Python and R are available from the PO.DAAC (an Earthdata login is required): .


The NAVO/GHRSST global 1km Land Sea Mask

The NAVO/GHRSST 1km land and sea mask can be downloaded from NAVO Land Sea Mask (5.3 KB).