This is a Monthly product; data are projected to equidistant Grid that covers the globe at 0.25x0.25 degree cell size, resulting in data arrays of 1440x720 size.
The input data sets used for this recent GSSTF production include the upgraded and improved datasets such as the Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) Version-6 (V6) product of brightness temperature [Tb], total precipitable water [W], and wind speed [U] produced by the Wentz of Remote Sensing Systems (RSS), as well as the NCEP/DOE Reanalysis-2 (R2) product of sea skin temperature [SKT], 2-meter air temperature [Tair], and sea level pressure [SLP].
These HDF-EOS5 files contain one grid that have 4 variables:
The double-quoted labels are the short names of the data fields in the HDF-EOS5 files.
The short name for this product is GSSTFM_NCEP
Parameters contained in the data files include the following: Variable Name|Description|Units Psea_level|sea level pressure|(hPa) Qsat|sea surface saturation humidity|(g/kg) SST|sea surface skin temperature|(C) Tair_2m|2m air temperature|(C) End of parameter information