Sentinel-3 (NetCDF)

Provides Sentinel-3 Full Scenes data in NetCDF format.


This block provides Sentinel-3 images at various processing levels. These images are acquired by the twin constellation Sentinel-3A and 3B at a revisit rate from 1 to 27 days anywhere on the globe, depending on the imaging instrument and the constellation configuration. The datasets are available starting with 2016.

Sentinel-3 Image
Sentinel-3 Image

Technical information

Geographic coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

Dataset information

Data providerSobloo
Data products1. Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI)
2. Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR)
3. Synergy (SYN)
4. Altimetry
Image typeOptical and microwave
MeasurementsOcean colour and land reflectances
Land and sea surface temperature
Ocean and land topography
Processing levelsL1
Spatial resolutions> 300 m
Revisit frequency1. OLCI
Min: 1 day (two-satellite configuration)
Max: 4 days
Min: 1 day (two-satellite configuration)
Max: 4 days
3. Synergy
Same as OLCI and SLSTR
4. Altimetry
Min: 4 days
Max: 27 days
Data availabilityDefault: 9-month rolling archive
Upon request: since 2016
File formatNetCDF
Bit depth16 bits per pixel
Coordinate systemn.a.
Can be reused in an UP42 workflowNo


The image retrieved is the full scene that either intersects or completely overlaps the AOI.

Product types

OLCI Product TypesParameter nameLevel
Full Resolution Top of Atmosphere ReflectanceOL_1_EFR___1
Reduced Resolution Top of Atmosphere ReflectanceOL_1_ERR___1
Full Resolution Land and Atmosphere Geophysical ProductsOL_2_LFR___2
Reduced Resolution Land and Atmosphere Geophysical ProductsOL_2_LRR___2
Full Resolution Water and Atmosphere Geophysical ProductsOL_2_WFR___2
Reduced Resolution Water and Atmosphere Geophysical ProductsOL_2_WRR___2
SLSTR Product TypesParameter nameLevel
Top of Atmosphere Radiances and Brightness TemperatureSL_1_RBT___1
L2P sea surface temperatureSL_2_WST___2
Land surface temperatureSL_2_LST___2
Synergy Product TypesParameter nameLevel
Land Surface Reflectance and Aerosol ParametersSY_2_SYN___2
1 km VEGETATION-Like product (~VGT-P) - TOA ReflectanceSY_2_VGP___2
1 km VEGETATION-Like product (~VGT-S1) 1 day synthesis surface reflectance and NDVISY_2_VG1___2
1 km VEGETATION-Like product (~VGT-S10) 10 day synthesis surface reflectance and NDVISY_2_V10___2
Altimetry Product TypesParameter nameLevel
Land Products measured in low (1 Hz = approx. 7 km) and high resolution (20 Hz=300 m), in LRM or in SAR mode, for both C and Ku bands.SR_2_LAN___2
Water Products measured in low (1 Hz = approx. 7 km) and high resolution (20 Hz=300 m), in LRM or in SAR mode, for both C and Ku bands.SR_2_WAT___2

The image metadata is returned by the Copernicus Open Access Hub.

For more information about Sentinel-3 data, please refer to the following user guides:

UP42 currently does not provide processing blocks compatible with Sentinel-3 data. Alternatively, we recommend downloading the free Sentinel-3 Toolbox for SNAP and following EUMETSAT’s tutorials.


The products from the tables below are not available through this data block.

SLSTR Product TypesParameter nameLevel
Fire radiative powerSL_2_FRP___2

How it works

Supported JSON parametersDefault valueMinMaxExamples
idsnulln.a.n.a."ids": ["S3B_OL_1_EFR____20211229T081517_20211229T081817_20211229T102954_0179_061_021_2160_LN1_O_NR_002"]
time"2018-01-01T00:00:00+00:00/2021-12-31T23:59:59+00:00"01.01.2016present"time": "2017-04-01T00:00:00+00:00/2016-11-30T23:59:59+00:00"
limit11n.a."limit": 80
time_seriesnull01.01.2016present"time_series":["2020-03-27T00:00:00+00:00/2020-04-02T00:00:00+00:00", "2019-09-30T00:00:00+00:00/2019-10-05T00:00:00+00:00", "2017-09-12T00:00:00+00:00/2017-09-20T00:00:00+00:00"]
imagery_layer"SL_1_RBT___"n.a.n.a."imagery_layer": "SL_2_LST___"
bbox/contains/intersectsnulln.a.n.a.Please check the examples from the JSON parameters.


Example based on a workflow created with the data block Sentinel-3 (NetCDF):




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To know more please check the block capabilities specifications.

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