AVHRR Pathfinder version 5.0 global 4km sea surface temperature (SST) cloud-screened monthly climatologies for 1985-2006 (NODC Accession 0110657)

This accession contains a global, 4km monthly sea surface temperature climatology derived from harmonic analysis of the AVHRR Pathfinder Version 5.0 sea surface temperature time series data for 1985-2006. The climatology is available as 12 separate files, each representing one month in a climatological year. The files are in hdf format. In addition to climatological sea surface temperature, each file contains standard deviation.

It only uses Pathfinder 5.0 data with a quality flag value of 4 or greater. It is available as 12 separate files in Hierarchical Data Format Version 4 (HDF4).
  • Cite as: Casey, Kenneth; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Oceanographic Data Center (2013). AVHRR Pathfinder version 5.0 global 4km sea surface temperature (SST) cloud-screened monthly climatologies for 1985-2006 (NODC Accession 0110657). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • HDF (Version: 20080214)
    • File Specification: NCSA Hierarchical Data Format (HDF 4), Scientific Data Set (HDF-SDS)
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1985-01-01 to 2006-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2013-08-08
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Description: This data field contains the Daytime Sea Surface Temperature Monthly Climatology for month 12 from the AVHRR Pathfinder Version 5.0 from 1985 through by the NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center. The data are at 4 km-per-pixel resolution and have been averaged monthly after masking out any data with a quality flag of less than 4. Data in this file at this quality level include, for daytime: monthly SST values, number of pixels, and standard deviation.

Files in this accession:

0-data/ - 12 monthly harmonic climatology files in hdf

File-naming convention for hdf files:
month[MM].pfv5sst.hdf

MM - representative month of analysis, e.g. 06 for June of the
climatological year
analysis.

0-data/Classic/ - 12 monthly classic climatology files in HDF (used to
gap-fill the harmonic climatology and for standard deviation information)
Purpose To provide daily day,night and combined climatologies of SST with high accuracy and high spatial resolution.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Casey, Kenneth; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Oceanographic Data Center (2013). AVHRR Pathfinder version 5.0 global 4km sea surface temperature (SST) cloud-screened monthly climatologies for 1985-2006 (NODC Accession 0110657). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
  • Please also cite: Casey, K.S., T.B. Brandon, P. Cornillon, and R. Evans (2010). "The Past, Present and Future of the AVHRR Pathfinder SST Program", in Oceanography from Space: Revisited, eds. V. Barale, J.F.R. Gower, and L. Alberotanza, Springer. doi:10.1007/978-90-481-8681-5_16
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > REEF
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Climate Indicators
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature > AVHRR
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature > AVHRR > 4km Pathfinder
  • EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER CHARACTERISTICS > WATER TEMPERATURE
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • NOAA-11 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-11
  • NOAA-14 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-14
  • NOAA-16 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-16
  • NOAA-17 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-17
  • NOAA-18 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-18
  • NOAA-9 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-9
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • AVHRR-2 > Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-2
  • AVHRR-3 > Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • NOAA/NASA PATHFINDER > NOAA/NASA Pathfinder Program
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Casey, Kenneth; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Oceanographic Data Center (2013). AVHRR Pathfinder version 5.0 global 4km sea surface temperature (SST) cloud-screened monthly climatologies for 1985-2006 (NODC Accession 0110657). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
  • Please also cite: Casey, K.S., T.B. Brandon, P. Cornillon, and R. Evans (2010). "The Past, Present and Future of the AVHRR Pathfinder SST Program", in Oceanography from Space: Revisited, eds. V. Barale, J.F.R. Gower, and L. Alberotanza, Springer. doi:10.1007/978-90-481-8681-5_16
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Processing Steps
  • 2013-08-08T00:01:13 - NCEI Accession 0110657 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - 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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • AVHRR-2
  • AVHRR-3
Platform
  • NOAA-11
  • NOAA-14
  • NOAA-16
  • NOAA-17
  • NOAA-18
  • NOAA-9
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