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  • Name: Reynolds and Smith SST

  • Description-  This is a blended in situ and satellite sea surface temperature. The analysis uses in situ and satellite SST's plus SST's simulated by sea-ice cover. The Optimum Interpolation (OI) sea surface temperature (SST) analysis is produced weekly on a one-degree grid. The monthly OI fields are derived by a linear interpolation of the weekly OI fields to daily fields then averaging the daily values over a month. For the more recent period, 1990-present, the in situ data were obtained from radio messages carried on the Global Telecommunication System. The satellite observations were obtained from operational data produced by the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS).  The in situ data were obtained from the Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) for the 1980s.

  • Source - National Virtual Ocean Data System (NVODS)

  • Publisher - US National Oceanographic Data Center  

  • GCMD Metadata

The individual images are links to zip files containing geo-referenced images and ESRI ASCII grids for the specified month.   A geo-referenced legend is also provided for use in GIS browsers; for maps of Africa, it will be placed approximately over India.

 

Georeferenced version of this legend

 

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  • Name: MODIS-Aqua SST

  • Description- This data set consists of satellite measurements of the sea surface temperature (SST) obtained by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) in orbit on the Aqua platform.  This SST product is processed and distributed by the Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG).  The generation of SST product from the MODIS sensors is performed using the Multi-Sensor Level-1 to level-2 software (MS112), based on algorithms and logic originally developed by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) at the Universty of Miami.

  • Source: Ocean Colour Web  

  • GCMD Metadata

The individual images are links to zip files containing geo-referenced images and ESRI ASCII grids for the specified month.   A geo-referenced legend is also provided for use in GIS browsers; for maps of Africa, it will be placed approximately over India.

 

Georeferenced version of this legend

 

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  Summer Autumn