RESTRICTED only accessable in ZMAW net or via CliSAP login What does that mean?
We offer here Version 2 of the well known Reynolds SST data set. It comprises two new high resolution sea surface temperature (SST) analysis products that have been developed using optimum interpolation (OI). One product uses Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) infrared satellite SST data (Pathfinder data: September 1981 through December 2005; operational AVHRR: January 2006 onwards). The other uses AVHRR and Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR) on the NASA Earth Observing System satellite SST data (June 2002 onwards). 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.
ICDC offers the data set that is based on AVHRR data because this is the longest time series available (since 1981). The shorter time series based on the combination of AVHRR and AMSR-E data (since 2002) are offered upon request.
More information is given at
and in the Technical Note by Reynolds
(see also the publications below)
Coverage, temporal and spatial resolution
Period and temporal resolution:
Coverage and spatial resolution:
In addition, the daily data set includes the NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis sea ice concentration. This is has been omitted in the monthly averages.
Richard W. Reynolds
Plus: Distributed in netCDF format by the Integrated Climate Data Center (ICDC, http://icdc.zmaw.de) University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.