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Kaplan Extended OS SST by the NCEP Optimal Interpolation (OI) Analysis from from LDEO/IRI Climate Data Library

Abstract: For 1856-1981 this is the analysis of Kaplan et al. [1998]
which uses optimal estimation in the space of 80 empirical
orthogonal functions (EOFs) in order to interpolate ship
observations of the U.K. Met Office database [Parker
et al. 1994]. The data after 1981 represents the projection
of the NCEP OI analysis (which combines ship observations
with remote sensing data) by Reynolds and Smith [1994] on
the same set of 80 EOFs as used in Kaplan et al. [1998] in
order to provide enhanced data quality of the former in the
spatial resolution of the latter.

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Description: Reynolds SST OI analysis data from NOAA/NCEP
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 87.5   S: -87.5   E: 22.5   W: 27.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: A. Kaplan
Dataset Title: Extension of OS SST by the NCEP OI Analysis
Dataset Release Date: 1999-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1856-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: WWW
Fees: none
Phone: 914-359-8689
Fax: 914-359-2931
Email: alexeyk at
Contact Address:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
P.O. Box 1000
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: NY 10964-1000
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-01-11