Merged Hadley-OI sea surface temperature and sea ice concentration data set

The merged Hadley-OI sea surface temperature (SST) and sea ice concentration (SIC) data sets were specifically developed as surface forcing data sets for AMIP style uncoupled simulations of the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM). The Hadley Centre's SST/SIC version 1.1 (HADISST1), which is derived gridded, bias-adjusted in situ observations, were merged with the NOAA-Optimal Interpolation (version 2; OI.v2) analyses. The HADISST1 spanned 1870 onward but the OI.v2, which started in November 1981, better resolved features such as the Gulf Stream and Kuroshio Current which are important components of the climate system. Since the two data sets used different development methods, anomalies from a base period were used to create a more homogeneous record. Also, additional adjustments were made to the SIC data set.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1870-01
    End:  2022-06


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1870-01
Temporal Range End 2022-06
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90.0
Bounding Box South Lat -90.0
Bounding Box West Long -180.0
Bounding Box East Long 180.0
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution 1.0 degreesLatitude
1.0 degreesLongitude
Related Links

A New Sea Surface Temperature and Sea Ice Boundary Dataset for the Community Atmosphere Model : Hurrell, J. W., J. J. Hack, D. Shea, J. M. Caron, and J. Rosinski. (2008). J. Climate, 21, 5145–5153.

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Resource Support Name Adam Phillips
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Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory
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Metadata Contact Name GDEX Curator
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Author Shea, Dennis
Hurrell, Jim
Phillips, Adam
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - GDEX
Publication Date 2022-07-14
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Metadata Date 2022-07-21T12:11:03-06:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.gdex::a76a11ff-5e2b-40a0-a714-1a4567493409
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Shea, Dennis, Hurrell, Jim, Phillips, Adam. (2022). Merged Hadley-OI sea surface temperature and sea ice concentration data set. UCAR/NCAR - GDEX. Accessed 16 April 2024.

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