Ingestion of VIIRS SST into Australian Bureau of Meteorology products

26 November 2019 Published by

On 17th November 2019 the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) started ingesting NOAA’s ACSPO VIIRS L3U SST data from both NOAA-20 and Suomi-NPP into their operational regional SST analysis (RAMSSA). This is the first ingestion of NOAA-20 VIIRS SST into an operational SST analysis.

Also, from 14th November ACSPO NOAA-20 VIIRS and OSI-SAF MetOp-B FRAC AVHRR L 2P SSTs started to be ingested into the BoM operational IMOS MultiSensor L3S SST composites, thereby improving spatial coverage and robustness. This is particularly helpful to the monitoring of coral bleaching conditions over the Great Barrier Reef. Helen Beggs will be reporting on this at the upcoming Asia-Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users Conference in Melbourne 4th – 6th December 2019.