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Reynolds Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Analysis (1854-present)Entry ID: REYNOLDS_RECON_SST
Abstract: This data set is the Extended Reconstruction of Historical Sea Surface
Temperatures (SST) Using improved statistical methods (1854 to
present). The extended reconstructed sea surface temperature (ERSST)
was constructed using the most recently available Comprehensive
Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) SST data and improved statistical
methods that allow stable reconstruction using sparse data. This
... monthly analysis begins January 1854, but because of sparse data the
analyzed signal is heavily damped before 1880. Afterwards the strength
of the signal is more consistent over time.
This new extended reconstructed SST data set replaces the
"Reconstructed Reynolds SST", which was removed from the CDC archive
on 1 April 2003.
The original Reynolds reconstructed SST data is available from
NOAA, Climate Diagnostics Center.
See the Reynolds SST page at:
Further information on the Extended reconstructed SST data set is
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Reynolds, R., and T. Smith
Dataset Title: NOAA Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature (SST)
Dataset Release Date: April 2003
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/CDC
Version: Version 2Online Resource: http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/cdc/data.noaa.ersst.html
Start Date: 1854-01-01
Latitude Resolution: 2 degree
Longitude Resolution: 2 degree
Temporal Resolution: monthly
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints If data are acquired from NOAA/CDC, please acknowledge NOAA
Extended Reconstructed SST data provided by the NOAA-CIRES
Climate Diagnostics Center, Boulder, CO in any documents or
publications using these data. Copies of relevant publications
should be forwarded to NOAA/CDC.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: online ftp, www
Distribution Format: netCDF
Smith, T.M., and R.W. Reynolds, 2003: Extended Reconstruction of
Global Sea Surface Temperatures Based on COADS Data
(1854-1997). Journal of Climate, 16, 1495-1510.
Reynolds, R.W., N.A. Rayner, T.M. Smith, D.C. Stokes, and W. Wang,
2002: An Improved In Situ and Satellite SST Analysis for Climate,
... J. Climate, 15, 1609-1625.
Smith, T. M., and R. W. Reynolds, 2002: Bias correction for historical
sea surface temperatures based on marine air temperatures. J. Climate,
Smith, T. M., and R. W. Reynolds, 2002: Extended reconstruction of
global sea surface temperatures based on COADS data (1854-1997),
Reynolds, R.W., 1993: Impact of Mount Pinatubo aerosols on
satellite-derived sea surface temperatures. J. Climate, 6, 768-774.
Reynolds, R. W. and D. C. Marsico, 1993: An improved real-time
global sea surface temperature analysis. J. Climate, 6, 114-119.
Reynolds, R. W. and T. M. Smith, 1994: Improved global sea surface
temperature analyses. J. Climate, 7, 929-948.
Smith, T.M. and Reynolds, R. W., 1998: A high-resolution global sea
surface temperature climatology for the 1961-90 base
period. J. Climate, 11, 3320-3323.
Smith, T. M., R. W. Reynolds, R. E. Livezey, and D. C. Stokes 1996:
Reconstruction of historical sea surface temperatures using
empirical orthogonal functions. J. Climate, 9, 1403-1420.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-05-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20