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Brief description The aim of the Satellite Remote Sensing (SRS) facility is to provide access to a range of satellite derived marine data products covering the Australian region.
The SRS has established a new X-Band reception facility at the Australian Institute of Marine Research near Townsville and upgraded the Tasmanian Earth Resource Satellite Station near Hobart.
These stations and facilities in Perth, Melbourne, Alice Springs and Darwin form a network supplying the SRS with near real-time data. These data are combined and processed to a number of products which are placed on disk storage systems in Melbourne, Canberra and Perth.
The Bureau of Meteorology has developed a sea surface temperature (SST) product in GHRSST-PP (http://ghrsst-pp.metoffice.com/) L3P format. The Bureau is developing some other SST products including daily and skin SSTs.
These new products and some ¿ocean colour¿ products from MODIS will gradually become available.
Scientific users can access these data products are available through OPeNDAP and THREDDS supported technology and also through interfaces provided by eMII and the SRS (www.imos.org.au and www.imos.org.au/srs).
Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). It is operated by a consortium of institutions as an unincorporated joint venture, with the University of Tasmania as Lead Agent.
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere