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Baseline Products: Sea Surface Temperature (Skin)

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GOES-16 Sea Surface Temperature product, February 26, 2018.
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The GOES-R Series provides forecasters with a Sea Surface Temperature (SST) for each cloud-free pixel over water identified by the ABI. The SST algorithm employed on the GOES-R Series uses 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.