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

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. [http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2011/10/20111004_amsr-e_e.html]

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1981-09-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2024-05-02T12:00:00Z

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Temporal Range End 2024-05-02T12:00:00Z
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Asset Size 30261 MB
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Resource Support Name Zaihua Ji
Resource Support Email zji@ucar.edu
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Author National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2007-02-16
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/EM0T-1D34
Alternate Identifier ds277.7
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Topic Category oceans
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Metadata Date 2024-05-18T11:05:02-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds277.7
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce. (2007). NOAA Optimum Interpolation 1/4 Degree Daily Sea Surface Temperature Analysis. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/EM0T-1D34. Accessed 19 May 2024.

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