ISLSCP II SEA SURFACE TEMPERATUREEntry ID: ISLSCP_SEA_SURFACE_TEMP
Abstract: Sea surface temperature (SST) is an important indicator of the state of the earth climate system as well as a key variable in the coupling between the atmosphere and the ocean. Accurate knowledge of SST is essential for climate monitoring, prediction and research. It is also a key surface boundary condition for numerical weather prediction and for other atmospheric simulations using atmospheric ... general circulation models and regional models. SST also is important in gas exchange between the ocean and atmosphere, including the air-sea flux of carbon. Gridded SST products have been developed to satisfy these needs. There are 3 .zip files provided with this data set. Gridded monthly and weekly sea surface temperature (SST) and long term SST monthly climatology for the period 1971-2000 are provided here. Weekly normalized error variance fields are also provided with the weekly data. The data are derived using the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Optimum Interpolation (OI) global sea surface temperature analyses that use seven days of in situ (ship and buoy) and satellite SST observations and SST values derived from sea ice concentration. These analyses are produced weekly using optimum interpolation (OI) on a 1-degree grid. The data sets included in the ISLSCP II data collection are produced using version 2 of the OI analyses, called OIv2. In this data set, the ISLSCP II staff have masked land areas based on the ISLSCP II land/water mask. A file describing the differences between the ISLSCP II mask and the original mask used is provided.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: REYNOLDS, R.STOKES, D.C.
Dataset Title: ISLSCP II SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/980Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/#fq=fileID:980
Start Date: 1971-01-01Stop Date: 2000-12-31
Data Set Progress
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Province or State: TN
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-07-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-02-18