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NOAA Optimum Interpolation 1/4 Degree Daily Sea Surface Temperature Analysis

| DOI: 10.5065/EM0T-1D34

Two new high resolution sea surface temperature (SST) analysis products have been developed by NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) using optimum interpolation (OI). The analyses have a spatial grid resolution of 0.25 degrees and temporal resolution of 1 day. One product uses Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) infrared satellite SST data. The other uses AVHRR and Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR) on the NASA Earth Observing System satellite SST data. Both products also use in situ data from ships and buoys and include a large-scale adjustment of satellite biases with respect to the in situ data. Two products are needed because there is an increase in signal variance when AMSR became available in June 2002 due to its near all-weather coverage.

Update October 6, 2011: AMSR + AVHRR OI SST production has been discontinued because the AMSR-E instrument has stopped working.

Temporal Range:
1981-09-01 12:00 +0000 to 2024-05-31 12:00 +0000 (Entire dataset) Period details by dataset product
Sea Ice Concentration Sea Surface Temperature
Vertical Levels:
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Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Banzon, Thomas M. Smith, Toshio Mike Chin, Chunying Liu, and William Hankins, 2016: A long-term record of blended satellite and in situ sea-surface temperature for climate monitoring, modeling and environmental studies Earth System Science Data, 8, 165-176 (DOI: 10.5194/essd-8-165-2016).

Viva F. Banzon and Richard W. Reynolds, 2013: Use of WindSat to Extend a Microwave-Based Daily Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Time Series Journal of Climate, 26, 2557-2562 (DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00628.1).

Reynolds, R. W., T. M. Smith, C. Liu, D. B. Chelton, K. S. Casey and M. G. Schlax, 2007: Daily High-resolution Blended Analyses for Sea Surface Temperature J. of Climate, 20, 5473-5496 (DOI: 10.1175/2007JCLI1824.1).

Total Volume:
32.09 GB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
Related RDA Datasets:
NOAA NCEP Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis
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