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Rand's Global Sea Surface Temperature and Ice Climatology

| DOI: 10.5065/FK2Q-HY35

This historical dataset is recommended for ancillary use only and not as a primary research dataset. It has likely been superseded by a newer, improved dataset.


Monthly Average SST and Ice-Pack Limits, based on 1970s and pre-1970s data, derived from DS270.0 and Navy data.

Ice Temperature Sea Surface Temperature
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Temporal Frequencies:
Monthly Climatology
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
RAND Corporation
Alexander, R. C. and R. L. Mobley, 1974: Monthly Average Sea-Surface Temperatures and Ice-Pack Limits on a 1-degree Global Grid. R-1310-ARPA, RAND Corporation, 30 pp.

Total Volume:
6.66 MB
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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