Smith and Reynolds NCDC Level 4 Historical Reconstructed SST Monthly Version 3b netCDF
DOI10.5067/REY3B-ERMON
Short NameREYNOLDS_NCDC_L4_SST_HIST_RECON_MONTHLY_V3B_NETCDF
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 over 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 netCDF version of ERSST v3b contains extended reconstructed sea surface temperature, SST anomaly, and associated estimated SST error standard deviation fields in netCDF classic format with CF1.0 standard metadata.
Version3b
Dataset TypeACTIVE
MeasurementSEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > OCEANS > RECONSTRUCTED SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Processing Level4
CoverageNorth 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 2017-Jul-31
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 2 degrees (Latitude) x 2 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Month
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 meters
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 meters
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
Keyword(s)Reynolds, sea surface temperature, L4, Level 4, historical, surface temperature, ersst
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Citation Smith, T., Reynolds, R.. 1981. NCDC Smith & Reynolds Historical Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature Data Sets. Ver. 3b. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/REY3B-ERMON

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