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


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        abstract:  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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                title:  4 km AVHRR Pathfinder Project
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2010
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                            city:  SILVER SPRING
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                            postalCode:  20910
                            country:  USA
                            electronicMailAddress:  NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
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                            city:  College Park
                            administrativeArea:  MD
                            postalCode:  20740
                            country:  USA
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                title:  AVHRR Pathfinder Version 5.0 cloud-screened files: HDF to GIS-ready format
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                    date:  2011-07-21
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                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                            linkage: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/SatelliteData/pathfinder4km/PFV5_GIS_tutorial.html
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                      Anchor:  https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/OAS/prd/institution/details/1730 US DOC; NOAA; NESDIS; National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
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                            deliveryPoint:  Federal Building 151 Patton Avenue
                            city:  Asheville
                            administrativeArea:  NC
                            postalCode:  28801-5001
                            country:  USA
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
                otherCitationDetails:  [accessed 2018-03-31]
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                    address:  (CI_Address)
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                        country:  USA
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                orderingInstructions:  Contact NCEI for other distribution options and instructions.
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                description:  NCEI Accession 0077816 v1.1 was published.
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                  DateTime:  2012-02-01T17:35:16Z
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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.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2015-04-22T00:00:00
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
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                code:  AVHRR
            type:  AVHRR
            description:  Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer A meteorological satellite [instrument] with two bands that is used for large area Earth observation at 1 km spatial resolution. Source: Glossary of GIS and Remote Sensing Terms, University of Vermont. (http://fwie.fw.vt.edu/tws-gis/glossary.htm; last accessed on 09/22/2004). Specifically, this instrument type is to be used to represent AVHRR/1: "There are two series of AVHRR instruments. Built by ITT Aerospace/Optical Division in the mid 1970s, the AVHRR/1 is a four-channel, filter-wheel spectrometer/radiometer (Appendix) while the AVHRR/2, built in the early 1980s, is identical except for the addition of Channel 5." See https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/ecosys/cdroms/AVHRR97_d1/avhrr3.htm