This World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) Satellite Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Data DVD folder contains gridded SST over the global oceans. There is a longer time series from PO.DAAC:
The documentation summarizes the production scheme, processing methodology, and other pertinent general issues.
- sea surface temperature (SST) from NOAA-n AVHRR, for January 1990 to December 2001, produced by PO.DAAC.
- a simple bin average onto a 0.5 deg in latitude and longitude, 5-day grid.
- a gaussian interpolation onto a 1.0 deg in latitude and longitude, and 5-day grid.
Both NetCDF data files (ending in .nc) and gif images of each grid (ending in .gif) are included. Also included are documentation describing the data, a program to animate the browse images in any time window, and simple programs to read the data values.
This folder is part of a larger set, produced under the guidance of the Data Products Committee of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment. The larger set includes in-situ data on ocean temperature, salinity, tracers, currents (from current meters, ADCP, floats and drifters), sea level, surface meteorology, as well as a comprehensive overview of data collection during WOCE. For more information, contact NOAA/NODC.
This DVD folder is a product of the Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC), an element of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). PO.DAAC is responsible for archiving and distributing satellite data relevant to the physical state of the ocean. PO.DAAC is located at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena, California, USA.
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This disk should be referenced as "WOCE Data Products Committee. 2002. WOCE Global Data: Satellite Data, Version 3.0, WOCE International Project Office, WOCE Report No. 180/02, Southampton, UK.
For the latest data updates and modifications, it is also worth checking the online version of this folder.
Credits: Contributors to this WOCE Satellite DVD folder.