Dataset Information

title: NOAA Extended Reconstructed SST V3
conventions: CF-1.0
history: created 09/2007 by CAS
comments: The extended reconstructed sea surface temperature (ERSST)\012was constructed using the most recently available \012Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) SST data \012and improved statistical methods that allow stable \012reconstruction using sparse data.\012Currently, ERSST version 2 (ERSST.v2) and version 3 (ERSST.v3) are available from NCDC.\012 ERSST.v3 is an improved extended reconstruction over version 2.\012 Most of the improvements are justified by testing with simulated data.\012 The major differences are caused by the improved low-frequency (LF) tuning of ERSST.v3 \012which reduces the SST anomaly damping before 1930 using the optimized parameters.\012 Beginning in 1985, ERSST.v3 is also improved by explicitly including\012 bias-adjusted satellite infrared data from AVHRR.
platform: Model
source: NOAA/NESDIS/National Climatic Data Center
institution: NOAA/NESDIS/National Climatic Data Center
references: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/sst/ersstv3.php\012http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/cdc/data.noaa.ersst.html
citation: Smith, T.M., R.W. Reynolds, Thomas C. Peterson, and Jay Lawrimore 2007: Improvements to NOAA's Historical Merged Land-Ocean Surface Temperature Analysis (1880-2006). In press. Journal of Climate (ERSSTV3).\012Smith, T.M., and R.W. Reynolds, 2003: Extended Reconstruction of Global Sea Surface Temperatures Based on COADS Data (1854-1997). Journal of Climate, 16, 1495-1510. ERSSTV1\012 Smith, T.M., and R.W. Reynolds, 2004: Improved Extended Reconstruction of SST (1854-1997). Journal of Climate, 17, 2466-2477.
Unlimited_Dimension: time


Variables in this Dataset

lat: Array of 32 bit Reals [lat = 0..88]
units: degrees_north
long_name: Latitude
actual_range: 88.0000000, -88.0000000
standard_name: latitude_north
axis: y
coordinate_defines: center
lon: Array of 32 bit Reals [lon = 0..179]
units: degrees_east
long_name: Longitude
actual_range: 0.00000000, 358.000000
standard_name: longitude_east
axis: x
coordinate_defines: center
time: Array of 64 bit Reals [time = 0..1856]
units: days since 1800-1-1 00:00:00
long_name: Time
actual_range: 19723.00000000000, 76214.00000000000
delta_t: 0000-01-00 00:00:00
avg_period: 0000-01-00 00:00:00
prev_avg_period: 0000-00-07 00:00:00
standard_name: time
axis: t
time_bnds: Array of 64 bit Reals [time = 0..1856][nbnds = 0..1]
long_name: Time Boundaries
sst: Grid
long_name: Monthly Means of Sea Surface Temperature
valid_range: -5.00000000, 40.0000000
actual_range: -1.79999995, 34.2399979
units: degC
add_offset: 0.00000000
scale_factor: 0.00999999978
missing_value: 32767
precision: 2
least_significant_digit: 1
var_desc: Sea Surface Temperature
dataset: NOAA Extended Reconstructed SST V3
level_desc: Surface
statistic: Mean
parent_stat: Mean
sst: Array of 16 bit Integers [time = 0..1856][lat = 0..88][lon = 0..179]
long_name: Monthly Means of Sea Surface Temperature
valid_range: -5.00000000, 40.0000000
actual_range: -1.79999995, 34.2399979
units: degC
add_offset: 0.00000000
scale_factor: 0.00999999978
missing_value: 32767
precision: 2
least_significant_digit: 1
var_desc: Sea Surface Temperature
dataset: NOAA Extended Reconstructed SST V3
level_desc: Surface
statistic: Mean
parent_stat: Mean
time: Array of 64 bit Reals [time = 0..1856]
units: days since 1800-1-1 00:00:00
long_name: Time
actual_range: 19723.00000000000, 76214.00000000000
delta_t: 0000-01-00 00:00:00
avg_period: 0000-01-00 00:00:00
prev_avg_period: 0000-00-07 00:00:00
standard_name: time
axis: t
lat: Array of 32 bit Reals [lat = 0..88]
units: degrees_north
long_name: Latitude
actual_range: 88.0000000, -88.0000000
standard_name: latitude_north
axis: y
coordinate_defines: center
lon: Array of 32 bit Reals [lon = 0..179]
units: degrees_east
long_name: Longitude
actual_range: 0.00000000, 358.000000
standard_name: longitude_east
axis: x
coordinate_defines: center