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Aquarius Official Release Level 3 Ancillary Reynolds Sea Surface Temperature Standard Mapped Image Descending Monthly Climatology Data V5.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5067/AQR50-3RUDS

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Aquarius Official Release Level 3 Ancillary Reynolds Sea Surface Temperature Standard Mapped Image Descending Monthly Climatology Data V4.0
DOI10.5067/AQR40-3RUDS
Short NameAQUARIUS_L3_ANCILLARY_SST_SMID_MONTHLY-CLIMATOLOGY_V4
DescriptionAquarius Level 3 ancillary sea surface temperature (SST) standard mapped image data are the ancillary SST data used in the Aquarius calibration for salinity retrieval. They are simply the daily SSTs from the Reynolds National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) 0.25 degree GHRSST dataset, gridded and averaged using the Aquarius processing L2-L3 processing scheme to the same 1 degree spatial resolution and daily, 7 day, monthly, seasonal, and annual time intervals as Aquarius L3 standard salinity and wind speed products. This particular data set is the monthly climatology, descending ancillary sea surface temperature product associated with version 4.0 of the Aquarius data set, which is the official end of prime mission public data release from the AQUARIUS/SAC-D mission.
Version4.0
Dataset TypeRETIRED
Persistent IDPODAAC-AQR40-3RUDS
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Citation NASA Aquarius project. 2015. Aquarius Official Release Level 3 Ancillary Reynolds Sea Surface Temperature Standard Mapped Image Descending Monthly Climatology Data V4.0. Ver. 4.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/AQR40-3RUDS

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Journal Reference Reynolds, R.W, T.M.Smith, C.Liu, D.B. Chelton, K.S. Casey & M.G. Schlax, 2007: Daily High-resolution Blended Analyses for sea surface temperature. J. Climate, 20, 5473-5496