Smith and Reynolds NCDC Level 4 Historical Reconstructed SST Monthly Version 2
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 TypeACTIVE
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Processing Level4
CoverageRegion: GLOBAL
North Bounding Coordinate: 90 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -90 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 1854-Jan-01 to Present
Granule Time Span: 1854-Jan-01 to 2009-Dec-31
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 2 degrees (Latitude) x 2 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Month
ProjectionProjection Type: Gridded
Platform/Sensor
NCEP GTS
Platform
Name: Global Telecommunication System Ship and Buoy In Situ Observations (NCEP GTS)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
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InSitu
SENSOR
Name: Ships and Moored and Drifting Buoys (InSitu)
Swath Width: -999.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ICOADS
Platform
Name: International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
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InSitu
SENSOR
Name: Ships and Moored and Drifting Buoys (InSitu)
Swath Width: -999.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectReynolds SST (REYNOLDS_SST)
Data ProviderPublisher: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
Creator: 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
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PO.DAAC DRIVEhttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/ersst/L4/ncei/v2/monthly
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Format (Compression)RAW
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DATA CITATION POLICY
Citation Smith, T., Reynolds, R.. 1981. NCDC Smith & Reynolds Historical Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature Data Sets. 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.