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ESA Sea Surface Temperature Climate Change Initiative (SST_cci): Climatology Climate Data Record, version 2.2

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2023-10-05
DOI Publication Date: 2023-10-05
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 365 Files | 3GB


This v2.2 SST_cci Climatology Data Record (CDR) consists of daily climatological mean sea surface temperature on a global 0.05 degree latitude-longitude grid, derived from the SST CCI analysis data for the period 1982 to 2010 (29 years). This climatology includes the post-hoc dust corrections from Merchant and Embury (2020)

The changes from climatology v2.1 are:
* Inclusion of post-hoc dust corrections from Merchant and Embury (2020) reduces biases in affected regions (tropical Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean, Red, and Arabian Seas).
* Improved compliance with CF Conventions.

Data are made freely and openly available under a Creative Commons License by Attribution (CC 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. (2019) Satellite-based time-series of sea-surface temperature since 1981 for climate applications, Scientific Data 6:223.

Citable as:  Embury, O.; Good, S.A.; Merchant, C.J. (2023): ESA Sea Surface Temperature Climate Change Initiative (SST_cci): Climatology Climate Data Record, version 2.2. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 05 October 2023. doi:10.5285/dc11996a68c446abb342e917efdaac30.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: SST, ESA Climate Change Initiative, CCI


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Access rules:
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: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

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 Climate Data Centre and the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO).

Data Quality:
As provided by the CCI SST team
File Format:
Data are in NetCDF format

Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.

CCI SST Processor


This computation involved: CCI SST Processor. This processor was developed in the ESA Climate Change Initiative, Sea Surface Temperature Project

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