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GHRSST Level 4 OSTIA Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis

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Abstract: A Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Level 4 sea surface temperature analysis produced daily on an operational basis at the UK Met Office using optimal interpolation (OI) on a global 0.054 degree grid. The Operational Sea Surface Temperature and Sea Ice Analysis (OSTIA) analysis uses satellite data from sensors that include the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer ... View entire text
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Description: Data may be directly downloaded from the NODC via the THREDDS (Thematic Real-time Environmental Distributed Data Services) server at the URL listed in this metadata record. For more information see the NODC GHRSST project web site: URL:
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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: UK Met Office
Dataset Title: OSTIA L4 SST Analysis
Dataset Series Name: OSTIA L4 0.05 degree
Dataset Release Date: 2005-12-23
Dataset Release Place: Met Office, Exeter, UK
Dataset Publisher: UK Met Office
Version: 1.0
Other Citation Details: none
Online Resource: none
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-04-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.054
Longitude Resolution: 0.054
Temporal Resolution: Daily
Access Constraints A Met Office data license application form: must be completed and submitted before using the data. This only needs to be completed once f
Use Constraints These data may be used for pure academic research only, with no commercial or other application and all usage must meet the Met Office Standard Terms and Conditions
Originating Center
Data Center
National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: at
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Phone: (301) 713-3272 x133
Fax: FAX: (301) 713-3300
Email: Kenneth.Casey at
Contact Address:
NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center SSMC3, 4th Floor, Room 4853, Route: E/OC1 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20910
Country: U.S.A.
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Stark, J.D., C. J. Donlon, M. J. Martin and M. E. McCulloch, 2007, OSTIA : An operational, high resolution, real time, global sea surface temperature analysis system., Oceans 07 IEEE Aberdeen, conference proceedings. Marine challenges: coastline to deep sea. Aberdeen, Scotland.IEEE.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23