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Reynolds Optimum Interpolation (OI) Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Analysis V2 (1981 - present)
Entry ID: REYNOLDS_SST_Version 2

Abstract: The data sets in the CDC archive called "Reynolds SST' and
"Reconstructed Reynolds SST" were discontinued on 1 April 2003.

A new OI SST data set is available as described here, which includes a
new analysis for the historical data and updates into the future. NCEP
will not provide new data for the "Reynolds SST" after December 2002
and CDC will remove the "Reynolds SST" data set on 1 April 2003.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 89.5   S: -89.5   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Reynolds, R., and T. Smith
Dataset Title: Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/CDC
Version: Version 2
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-10-29
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Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: weekly, monthly
Use Constraints If data are acquired from NOAA/CDC, please acknowledge by including
text such as NOAA Optimum Interpolation (OI) SST V2 data provided by
the NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center, Boulder, CO in any
documents or publications using these data. Copies of relevant
publications should be forwarded to NOAA/CDC.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Climate Analysis Branch, Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: at
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Distribution Media: online ftp, www
Distribution Size: 21.0 MB, 91.0 MB
Distribution Format: netCDF
Fees: none
Phone: 828-271-4302
Fax: 828-271-4328
Email: Richard.W.Reynolds at
Contact Address:
151 Patton Ave.
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-05-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-01-11