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Reynolds Monthly Climatology: COADS (1950-1979) and(Non-Pathfinder) AVHRR (1982-1993) data used for the NOAA operational global SST analysis project
Entry ID: Reynolds_Climatology_URI


Summary
Abstract: This climatology is an optimally-interpolated and blended SST
analysis (Reynolds and Smith 1995). It is resolved to one degree,
and is based on 30 years of COADS data spanning 1950-1979 and AVHRR
retrievals between 1982 and 1993. It is important to note that the
AVHRR SST used in the Reynolds analysis is not Pathfinder AVHRR
SST, but rather satellite-derived SST determined using the
operational MCSST algorithm. The base period of the Reynolds
climatology is adjusted to 1950-1979 wherever sufficient in situ
data are available. This climatology was created for use in the
NOAA operational global SST analysis (Reynolds and Smith 1994).

The original Reynolds SST climatology is available from NOAA,
Climate Diagnostics Center.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Reynolds, R., and T. Smith
Dataset Title: Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis
Dataset Series Name: Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis
Dataset Release Place: Camp Springs, MD
Dataset Publisher: NCEP/NWS/NOAA
Version: Not provided


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01
Stop Date: 1979-12-31

Start Date: 1982-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


Platform
NOAA POES >NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites    [Information]


Instrument
AVHRR >Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer    [Information]


Project
DODS >Distributed Oceanographic Data System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
OPENDAP >Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol    [Information]


Keywords
1950-1979
1982-1993
AVHRR
CLIMATOLOGY
COADS
NOAA
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
SST


Data Center
Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.gso.uri.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: RANDOLPH WATTS
Phone: 401-874-6507
Fax: 401-874-6728
Email: rwatts at gso.uri.edu
Contact Address:
Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
South Ferry Road
City: Narragansett
Province or State: RI
Postal Code: 02882
Country: USA


Personnel
MELANIE F. MEAUX
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov


RICHARD W. REYNOLDS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 828-271-4302
Fax: 828-271-4328
Email: Richard.W.Reynolds at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Ave.
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA


TOM M. SMITH
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: Tom.Smith at noaa.gov


DIANE C. STOKES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (301) 763-8000 x7268
Fax: (301) 763-8545
Email: Diane.Stokes at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA/NCEP
City: Camp Springs
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 207460-4304
Country: USA


RANDOLPH WATTS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 401-874-6507
Fax: 401-874-6728
Email: rwatts at gso.uri.edu
Contact Address:
Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
South Ferry Road
City: Narragansett
Province or State: RI
Postal Code: 02882
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-08-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-08



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