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Reynolds Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Analysis (1854-present)

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
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Description: Access to the Extended Reconstructed SST Data
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 88.0   S: -88.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

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: V4
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1854-01-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2 degree
Longitude Resolution: 2 degree
Temporal Resolution: monthly
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.
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Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Climate Analysis Branch, Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: data.noaa.ersst

Data Center Personnel
Email: at
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Distribution Media: online ftp, www
Distribution Format: netCDF
Fees: none
Phone: 828-271-4302
Fax: 828-271-4328
Email: Richard.W.Reynolds at
Contact Address:
151 Patton Ave.
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
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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,
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-05-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24