NMC Climatological Monthly Mean Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) from JCOMM Products Bulletin at LDEO/IRI Climate Data Library
Entry ID: LDEO_IGOSS_NMC_MONTHLYCLIMSST

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Summary
Abstract: The monthly optimum interpolation (OI) fields are derived by a linear
interpolation of the weekly OI fields to daily fields then averaging
the daily values over a month. The monthly fields are in the same
format and spatial resolution as the weekly fields.

The climatological monthly mean SST (January-December) was blended
from ship, buoy, and bias-corrected satellite data from 1950-1979.

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Description: Access to IGOSS (now JCOMM) Data Products and data visualization
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Reynolds, R.W.
Dataset Title: Monthly NMC Climatological Monthly Mean SST
Dataset Series Name: JCOMM Products Bulletin
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Online Resource: http://ingrid.ldgo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.IGOSS/.nmc/.climatology/.sst/
Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
LDEO_IGOSS_MONITORING

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01
Stop Date: 1979-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: monthly
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Climate Data Library, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://ingrid.ldeo.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: NMC

Data Center Personnel
Name: BENNO BLUMENTHAL
Phone: (845) 680-4450
Fax: (845) 680-4864
Email: benno at iri.ldeo.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
Data Library Manager
International Research Institute for Climate Prediction
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964-8000
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: web
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 828-271-4302
Fax: 828-271-4328
Email: Richard.W.Reynolds at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Ave.
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Publications/References
Reynolds, R. W., 1988: A real-time global sea surface temperature
analysis. J. Climate, 1, 75-86.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2001-12-07
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