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            title:  NOAA Global Surface Temperature Dataset
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        abstract:  The NOAA Global Surface Temperature Dataset (NOAAGlobalTemp) is a blended product from two independent analysis: the Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature (ERSST) analysis and the land surface temperature (LST) analysis using the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) temperature database. The data is merged into a monthly global surface temperature dataset dating back from 1880 to the present, updated monthly, in gridded (5 degree x 5 degree) and time series formats. This data set is used in climate monitoring assessments of near-surface temperatures on a global scale. The changes from version 4 to version 5 include an update to the primary input dataset ERSST - now at version 5 (updated from v4), and to the primary input dataset GHCN-M - now at version 4 (updated from v3.3.3). Latest update also includes going from ASCII format to netCDF with CF conventions. This dataset is formerly known as Merged Land-Ocean Surface Temperature (MLOST).
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                description:  NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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                  DateTime:  2015-04-22T00:00:00
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        maintenanceNote:  Bulk metadata change applied on 2019-06-14. See version control repository history for metadata change details.