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Sea Surface Temperature (Skin)

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Example of the Sea Surface Temperature (SST) product as generated by the GOES-R SST algorithm using Meteosat-8/SEVIRI data on 28 March 2008 at 00:00 UTC.
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GOES-R will provide forecasters with a Sea Surface Temperature (SST) for each cloud-free pixel over water identified by the GOES-R ABI. The SST algorithm employed on GOES-R will use hybrid physical-regression retrieval in order to produce a more accurate product. Knowledge of the SST can be beneficial for a large spectrum of operational applications that include: climate monitoring/forecasting, seasonal forecasting, operational weather and ocean forecasting, military and defense operations, validating or forcing ocean and atmospheric models, sea turtle tracking, coral bleach warnings and assessment, tourism, and commercial fisheries management.