This page provides links to GHRSST project documents.

Please note that document explaining GHRSST Governance are provided in another section of the website.


Project documents


Revision: 5

The GHRSST Data Processing Specification (GDS) provides a detailed technical specification for producing GHRSST L2, L3 and L4 products. The latest release is GDS 2.0 revision 5.

The latest version of this document is the GDS 2.1 version 0, and it was published in Summer 2022.

The Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Science Team, Piollé, Jean-François, Armstrong, Ed, Casey, Kenneth, & Donlon, Craig. (2022). The Recommended GHRSST Data Specification (GDS) (GDS 2.1 revision 0). Zenodo.





GDS Tables

The GDS tables are currently under revision. After revision, they will be uploaded to the following page:

GHRSST Climate Data Assessment Framework (CDAF)

Version: 1.0.5. Cite as: Merchant, Christopher, Mittaz, Jonathan, & Corlett, Gary. (2014). Climate Data Assessment Framework (GHRSST Document Reference CDR-TAG_CDAF v 1.0.5,  4 June 2014). Zenodo.

GHRSST R/G TS System Architecture (GSA)

Version: 1.1 of 15 March 2020.  Cite as: Piolle, Jean-Francois. (2020). GHRSST R/G TS System Architecture GSA. Zenodo.

Coral Heat Stress User SST Requirements

Version: 1.0 of 7 August 2020. Cite as: Skirving, William, Co-Chairs, & Task Team Members. (2020). Coral Heat Stress User SST Requirements (TT_CHS-D01-UReqV1). Science Team Meeting (2020) (STM2020). Zenodo.

More materials can be found on the page of the task team.

Annual reports on the GHRSST activities

Each year, the GHRSST Project Office publishes a report on the activities on the previous year.

It provides a nice overview of what has been achieved with reference to records and documentation available in open access.