Sea Surface Temperature (14 KM North America)
Entry ID: gov.noaa.class.SST14NA

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Abstract: ABSTRACT: Product shows local sea surface temperatures (degrees C). It is a composite gridded-image derived from 8-km resolution SST Observations. It is generated every 48 hours for North America. SST is defined as the skin temperature of the ocean surface water.


Direct Spatial Reference: Raster
Raster Object Type: Grid Cell
Row Count: 361
Column Count: 721

Fees: Electronic download (FTP) of the data is free. There is a fee for copies of data on physical media. Optical disks are $25.00 per unit and magnetic tape is $100 per unit. Price does not include additional service and handling costs.

Purpose: PURPOSE: SST data supports climate research and monitoring, environmental monitoring and ocean/atmospheric models for forecasting. SST data is useful for shipping and sailing activities, commercial and recreational fishing and decision-making for fishery management and coral reef studies.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 60.0   S: 15.0   E: -50.0   W: -140.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Sea Surface Temperature (14 KM North America)
Dataset Release Date: 1986-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Asheville, NC
Dataset Publisher: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-01-01
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Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.125 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.125 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Sea surface temperature retrievals are accurate within 0.5 degrees Celsius. The SST analyses (gridded products) have not been assessed for accuracy.

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Quality monitoring consists of imaging the product and visually inspecting the images daily for obvious problems. Historical Record of Significant Events Affecting the SST, Radiation ... View entire text
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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Data Center
Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: ______SST14NA ____

Data Center Personnel
Email: info at
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution Size: 16.7
Distribution Format: NetCDF
Fees: Please See Summary
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Phone: 301-457-5120
Email: John.Sapper at
Contact Address:
E/SP, RM 1069, FB45200 Auth Road
City: Suitland
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-09-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-02
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