ATSR Websites

Guide to ATSR Websites


RAL provides information on ATSR-1 and ATSR-2, as well as AATSR flight operations. In addition, RAL hosts the NEODC's (A)ATSR mulimission archive for BEIS and NERC users.

University of Leicester

The University of Leicester leads the AATSR and SLSTR land surface temperature jointly with NCEO.


The National Oceanographic Centre, Southampton (NOCS) conducts the SST validation using the ISAR ship-borne instrument.

University of Reading

The University of Reading led the ATSR Reprocessing for Climate (ARC) project, which provides climate-quality SST datasets and the ARC Lake project, which provides Lake Water Surface Temperature (LWST) and Lake Ice Cover (LIC) products.

UK Met Office

The UK Met Office monitored AATSR in real time. The AATSR monitoring web page contains links to plots that were updated on a daily and monthly basis as part of the routine near real time processing of AATSR data at the Met Office. There are global maps of skin and bulk SSTs, time series plots, comparisons against climatology and against buoys.

The Met Office also uses AATSR data in its OSTIA system for weather forecasts. See GHRSST Newsletter No. 7 for a report on how the loss of the operational AATSR data as a reference to bias correct the other satellite data impacted on the quality of the Met Office's Operational Sea Surface Temperature and Ice Analysis.


The European Space Agency provides several sites related to ATSR:

In addition, ESA's Climate Change Initiative (CCI) and CCI+ programmes produce a consolidated, global SST Essential Climate Variable (ECV) which uses the ATSR series as a reference against which all other sources of SST data are calibrated.


The international community co-ordinates SST activities via the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST).

Sea Surface Temperature related: Medspiration

Land Surface Temperature related: Land Surface Analysis Satellite Applications Facility (LSA SAF)

Aerosol related: Tropospheric Emission Monitoring Internet Service (TEMIS)

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