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Data Access - OISST


NCEI provides access to OISST v2.1 data from September 1981 to present.

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Access Options

Daily OISST data are in Network Common Data Form (netCDF). The data can be downloaded directly or accessed via Thematic Real-Time Environmental Distributed Data Services (THREDDS).

Viewing Tools and Codes

You can access a variety of netCDF viewing tools and codes online. NOAA’s Weather and Climate Toolkit will also allow you to view the data, and you can download and install the software automatically on a desktop computer.

Subsetting the data is possible via the LAS server at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). In their capacity as the centralized data distributor for the Group for High-Resolution Sea Surface Temperatures, JPL also provides SST products. Please contact JPL directly for assistance with their website and tools.

The data can also be viewed and subsetted using ERDDAP.