Smith and Reynolds NCDC Level 4 Historical Reconstructed SST Monthly Version 2

Smith and Reynolds NCDC Level 4 Historical Reconstructed SST Monthly Version 2
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DOI10.5067/REYN2-ERMON
Short NameREYNOLDS_NCDC_L4_SST_HIST_RECON_MONTHLY_V2
DescriptionThe Smith & Reynolds Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature (ERSST) Level 4 dataset provides a historical reconstruction of monthly global ocean surface temperatures and temperature anomalies on a 2 degree spatial grid from 1854-2009 from in-situ observations based on a consistent statistical methodology that accounts for uneven sampling distributions over time and related observational biases. Version 2 of this dataset implements release 2 of ICOADS (International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set) and utilizes Empirical Orthogonal Teleconnections (EOT) in reconstruction analyses to estimate both surface temperature and associated standard deviation error fields. ERSST v2 presents extended reconstructed sea surface temperature and associated estimated SST error standard deviation fields as 2 similarly structured ASCII flat files.
Version2
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature Reconstruction
Processing Level4
CoverageRegion: Global
Northernmost Latitude: 90 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: -90 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -180 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: 180 degrees
Time Span: 1854-Jan-01 to Present
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 2 degrees (Latitude) x 2 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Month
ProjectionType: Gridded
Detail:
Ellipsoid:
Latency1320 hours
Platform/Sensor
ICOADS
Platform
Name: International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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InSitu
SENSOR
Name: Ships and Moored and Drifting Buoys (InSitu)
Swath Width: -999 km
Description: In situ SST data from drifting and moored buoys, and ships.

NCEP GTS
Platform
Name: Global Telecommunication System Ship and Buoy In Situ Observations (NCEP GTS)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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InSitu
SENSOR
Name: Ships and Moored and Drifting Buoys (InSitu)
Swath Width: -999 km
Description: In situ SST data from drifting and moored buoys, and ships.

ProjectReynolds SST (REYNOLDS_SST)
Data ProviderCreator: Smith, T., Reynolds, R.
Release Place: NOAA National Climatic Data Center, 151 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC, USA
Release Date: 1981-Nov-07
Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ersst/
Keyword(s)Reynolds, sea surface temperature, L4, Level 4, historical, surface temperature
Persistent IDPODAAC-REYN2-ERMON
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Citation Smith, T., Reynolds, R.. 1981. Smith and Reynolds NCDC Level 4 Historical Reconstructed SST Monthly Version 2. Ver. 2. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/REYN2-ERMON.

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Journal Reference Smith, T.M., and R.W. Reynolds, 2004: Improved Extended Reconstruction of SST (1854-1997). Journal of Climate, 17, 2466-2477.