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Global Sea Ice and SST (GISST) Analyses, from the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research


NOTE: The GISST time series will be discontinued on February 2003. HadISST , also from the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, is a superior product. We recommend the usage of HadISST over GISST.

Monthly long-term global SST and sea ice analysis. In situ sea surface observations and satellite derived estimates at the sea surface are included in the analysis. SST bucket corrections have been applied to gridded fields from 1871 through 1941. And a blend of satellite AVHRR (for SST), SSM/I (for ice), and observations are used in the modern periods.

Access to GISST 2.3B has proprietary restrictions. Users must register with the authors before receiving the data. This is easy to do. Simply print a copy of the registration form) and follow the FAX instructions. When this is completed contact Steve Worley (NCAR) and the data will be made available.

Temporal Range:
1871 to 2002
Sea Surface Temperature
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, Met Office, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom
Total Volume:
0 MB
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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