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Sea Surface Temperature - Optimum Interpolation

Sample image of NOAA CDR Sea Surface Temperature Optimum Interpolation product; it depicts sea surface temperature in Celsius across the globe.

This dataset provides a high quality Climate Data Record (CDR) of Sea Surface Temperature.

The NOAA 1/4° daily Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature (or daily OISST) provides complete ocean temperature fields constructed by combining bias-adjusted observations from different platforms (satellite, ships, buoys) on a regular global grid, with gaps filled in by interpolation. Satellite data from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) provides the main input which permits the high temporal-spatial coverage beginning in late 1981 to the present; this must be adjusted to the buoys due to erroneous cold SSTs following the Mt Pinatubo and El Chichon eruptions. Applications include climate modeling, resource management, ecological studies on annual to daily scales.

Principal Investigator: Viva Banzon, NOAA NCEI

For more information: Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature

Cite dataset when used as a source. See the dataset's DOI landing page for citation details at doi:10.7289/V5SQ8XB5.