Smith and Reynolds NCDC Level 4 Historical Reconstructed SST Monthly Version 3b Ascii

Smith and Reynolds NCDC Level 4 Historical Reconstructed SST Monthly Version 3b Ascii
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DOI10.5067/REY3B-ERMOA
Short NameREYNOLDS_NCDC_L4_SST_HIST_RECON_MONTHLY_V3B_ASC
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 since 1854 from in-situ observations based on a consistent statistical methodology that accounts for uneven sampling distributions over time and related observational biases. Version 3b of this dataset implements release 2.4 of ICOADS (International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set) and is supplemented by monthly GTS (Global Telecommunications Ship and buoy) system data. As for the prior ERSST version, v3b implements Empirical Orthogonal Teleconnection analysis (EOT) but with an improved tuning method for sparsely sampled regions and periods. ERSST anomalies are computed with respect to a 1971-2000 month climatology. The ASCII text file version of ERSST v3b contains extended reconstructed sea surface temperature and associated estimated SST error standard deviation fields as 2 similarly structured ASCII flat files.
Version3b
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-REY3B-ERMOA
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 3b Ascii. Ver. 3b. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/REY3B-ERMOA.

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Journal Reference Smith, T.M., R.W. Reynolds, Thomas C. Peterson, and Jay Lawrimore, 2008: Improvements to NOAA's Historical Merged Land-Ocean Surface Temperature Analysis (1880-2006). Journal of Climate,21, 2283-2296.