ESA Sea Surface Temperature Climate Change Initiative (SST_cci): Obs4MIPS monthly-averaged sea surface temperature data, v2.1
This dataset contains monthly 1 degree averages of sea surface temperature data in Obs4MIPS format, from the European Space Agency (ESA)'s Climate Change Initiatve (CCI) Sea Surface Temperature (SST) v2.1 analysis.
The data covers the period from 1981-2017, with the data from 1981 to 2016 coming from the Sea Surface Temperature (SST) project of the ESA CCI project. The data for 2017 were generated using the same approach but under funding from the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).
This particular product has been generated for inclusion in Obs4MIPs (Observations for Model Intercomparisons Project), which is an activity to make observational products more accessible for climate model intercomparisons.
Data are made freely and openly available under a Creative Commons License by Attribution (CC By 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
When citing this dataset please also cite the associated data paper: Merchant, C.J., Embury, O., Bulgin, C.E., Block T., Corlett, G.K., Fiedler, E., Good, S.A., Mittaz, J., Rayner, N.A., Berry, D., Eastwood, S., Taylor, M., Tsushima, Y., Waterfall, A., Wilson, R., Donlon, C. Satellite-based time-series of sea-surface temperature since 1981 for climate applications, Scientific Data 6:223 (2019). http://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0236-x
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Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: https://artefacts.ceda.ac.uk/licences/specific_licences/esacci_sst_terms_and_conditions_v2.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data were processed by the ESA CCI SST project team and supplied to the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) for archiving in the context of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal project and the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO). The data for 2017 were generated using the same approach but under funding from the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).
As provided by the CCI SST team
Data are in NetCDF format
Derivation of the ESA CCI SST v2.1 Obs4MIPS format data
The Obs4MIPs dataset produced from the ESA Climate Change Initiatve Sea Surface Temperature v2.1 analysis, has been obtained from post-processing of >4 trillion individual skin sea surface
The main post-processing steps are:
In the processing, ERA-Interim fields are used as ancillary information with minimized
For a high-level description of the processing steps see Merchant et al, 2019
- units: degC
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- var_id: tos
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- var_id: lon_bnds
- var_id: time_bnds
- units: degrees_north
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- var_id: lat
- long_name: Latitude
- names: latitude, Latitude
- units: degrees_east
- standard_name: longitude
- var_id: lon
- long_name: Longitude
- names: longitude, Longitude
- long_name: time
- standard_name: time
- var_id: time
- names: time