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Comparison of Himawari-8 AHI SST with Shipboard Skin SST Measurements in the Australian Region

Department of Marine Technology, College of Information Science and Engineering/Institute for Advanced Ocean Study, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266100, China
Bureau of Meteorology, Docklands, Vic 3008, Australia
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart, Tas 7000, Australia
Earth Observation Research Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba 305-8505, Japan
Laboratory for Regional Oceanography and Numerical Modeling, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao 266237, China
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Current affiliation: Institute of Marine Science and Technology, Shandong University, Qingdao 266237, China.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(8), 1237;
Received: 11 March 2020 / Revised: 7 April 2020 / Accepted: 8 April 2020 / Published: 13 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Ocean Remote Sensing)
Sea surface temperature (SST) measurements from the geostationary satellite Himawari-8 Advanced Himawari Imager (AHI) are compared with in situ skin SSTs derived from shipboard Infrared SST Autonomous Radiometers (ISAR) in the Australian region. The mean bias and standard deviation of the differences between Himawari-8 AHI and ISAR skin SST of best quality are 0.09 K and 0.30 K, with total matchups numbering 2701. Shipboard bulk SST measurements at depths between around 7.1 and 9.9 meters are compared with the matchups in a case study. Analyses show significant differences between skin and bulk SST measurements of maximum value 2.23 K under conditions of high diurnal warming. The results also demonstrate that Himawari-8 AHI skin SST with high temporal resolution has the ability to accurately measure diurnal warming events. View Full-Text
Keywords: sea surface temperature; ISAR; Himawari-8; Australian region; validation sea surface temperature; ISAR; Himawari-8; Australian region; validation
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Yang, M.; Guan, L.; Beggs, H.; Morgan, N.; Kurihara, Y.; Kachi, M. Comparison of Himawari-8 AHI SST with Shipboard Skin SST Measurements in the Australian Region. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 1237.

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