Today we will discuss the full form of SST. There are various full form of SST.
Full form of SST-
|Definition||:||Sea Surface Temperature|
|Category||:||Academic & Science » Ocean Science|
Sea surface temperature is a key climate and weather measurement obtained by satellite microwave radiometers, infrared (IR) radiometers, in situ moored and drifting buoys, and ships of opportunity. Different instruments measure the temperature at different depths.
What is sea surface temperature?
Sea surface temperature (SST) is the water temperature close to the ocean’s surface.
The exact meaning of surface varies according to the measurement method used, but it is between 1 millimetre (0.04 in) and 20 metres (70 ft) below the sea surface.
How is SST measured?
- You’re probably most familiar with measuring temperature using a thermometer. Historically, temperature was measured using thermometers on shorelines, ships and buoys (http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov). Fortunately, we don’t have to use billions of thermometers readings throughout the world’s oceans to generate the global temperature map.
- Today global maps of SST are generated using data collected by satellites orbiting the earth. As water molecules absorb heat from the sun, they emit waves of electromagnetic radiation (a particular form of energy). Water molecules will emit electromagnetic radiation at varying wavelengths depending on the temperature of the water. These wavelengths can be read by instruments on satellites and used to generate a global map of sea surface temperature.
- You’ll notice at times that there are gaps in the temperature maps generated from satellites. This is because things like clouds and ice can prevent measurements in some regions of the globe.
- Typically, satellite-derived temperature maps show SSTs averaged over 8 days, 1 month, or longer. We can average data over several days or months to fill in gaps in daily measurements where clouds or ice move out of view.
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