OSI SAF GOES-East SST with GOES-16, first tuning


Following the switch to GOES-16 for OSI SAF GOES-East SST on 14 December 2017 (see #1493), GOES-16 SST algorithm has undergone a first tuning of its coefficients using collocation with drifting buoys measurements. The tuned algorithm is used since product dated 2018-02-22T14:00:00Z. This is the usual procedure, it should modify slightly the SST and its quality level.


The file_quality_level (global attribute of the netCDF files) will remain equal to 2 (suspect: occasional problems) until a validation report is available.


The OSI SAF team is monitoring closely the OSI-207-a product and will keep users informed about future updates.