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Dataset

 

Monthly and Seasonal Blended MOHSST6-Jones Land Surface Air Temperature Dataset (1856-2002)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2015-12-20
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Blending a sea-surface temperature (SST) dataset with land air temperature makes an implicit assumption that SST anomalies are a good surrogate for marine air temperature anomalies. It has been shown that this is the case, and that marine SST measurements provide more useful data and smaller sampling errors than marine air temperature measurements would. So blending SST anomalies with land air temperature anomalies is a sensible choice.

This dataset contains monthly and seasonal blended sea-surface temperatures (MOHSST6) with land air temperature data from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (P.D. Jones).

Data are represented on 5 deg. grids from 1856 to May 2002.

The data were provided by the Met Office.

Citable as:  Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research; University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit (2015): Monthly and Seasonal Blended MOHSST6-Jones Land Surface Air Temperature Dataset (1856-2002). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/5aa1248620a14e609341b6aa7d8d984f
Abbreviation: GOSTA-MOHSST6-Jones
Keywords: SST, MOHSST6, blended, CRU, UEA

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
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Access rules:
Restricted data: please submit an application using the REQUEST ACCESS link for access.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/ukmo_agreement.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data files acquired by the BADC from the Met Office Hadley Centre in 2000.

Data Quality:
Data quality controlled by the Met Office. See documentation provided.
File Format:
Data are ASCII formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.
Title MOHSST6 sea surface temperature anomalies data processing deployed on Met Office Hadley Centre Computers
Abstract This computation involved: MOHSST6 sea surface temperature anomalies data processing deployed on Met Office Hadley Centre Computers. Process used to create the MOHSST6 dataset.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
  • long_name: Land Surface Temperature Anomalies
  • names: Land Surface Temperature Anomalies
  • long_name: Sea Surface Temperature
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0728
  • gcmd_keyword: Sea Surface Temperature
  • names: Sea Surface Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0728

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1856-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2002-05-30T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°