AVHRR Pathfinder version 5.0 global 4km sea surface temperature (SST) day-night monthly and yearly averages for 1985-2009 (NCEI Accession 0077816)

This data set contains a set of monthly and yearly global day-night sea surface temperature averages, derived from the AVHRR Pathfinder Version 5 sea surface temperature cloudscreened data set in GeoTIFF format. The AVHRR Pathfinder SST data sets provide the longest, most accurate, and highest resolution consistently-reprocessed SST climate data record from the AVHRR sensor series. These data files were produced to facilitate the utilization of high resolution Pathfinder v5.0 sea surface temperature data within geographic information system (GIS) software.

These day-night combined monthly and yearly means were produced from cloud-screened day-night monthly full resolution files of Pathfinder SST data from 1985-2009. The original .HDF files are archived at the National Oceanographic Data Center under separate accession numbers. The GeoTIFF SST averages were assigned projection GCS_WGS_1984. In addition, browse images in PNG format with an associated KML file for each year are included with these data as well as detailed metadata.

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Last Updated November 3, 2019, 22:58
Created October 24, 2018, 08:49
access_constraints ["Cite as: Phillips, Sheri; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Oceanographic Data Center (2012). AVHRR Pathfinder version 5.0 global 4km sea surface temperature (SST) day-night monthly and yearly averages for 1985-2009 (NCEI Accession 0077816). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0077816. Accessed [date].", "Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose."]
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