4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 and Interim v5.0 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Data and v5.1 SST Data for 1981-2009

browse graphicPreview graphic
The 4 km Pathfinder effort at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) and the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) is an extension of and improvement on the sea surface temperature (SST) fields from the NOAA/NASA AVHRR Oceans 9km Pathfinder dataset. In this 4 km Pathfinder project, some important shortcomings in the original 9 km data have been corrected, and the entire time series has been reprocessed at the 4 km Global Area Coverage (GAC) level, the highest resolution possible globally. Twice-daily SST and related parameters back to 1981 have been produced, as well as temporal averages for 5-day, 7-day, 8-day, monthly, and yearly periods. This information is archived at the National Oceanographic Data Center (https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/). This metadata record describes the temporally averaged SST data and related parameters available for 1981-2009. Data for all years and time periods are available as separate NODC accessions. These data were collected through the operational periods of the NOAA-7 through NOAA-18 Polar Operational Environmental Satellite (POES).
  • Cite as: Kenneth S. Casey, National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), and Edward J. Kearns, Vicki Halliwell, and Robert Evans, University of Miami, Rosential School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) (2010). 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 and Interim v5.0 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Data and v5.1 SST Data for 1981-2009. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
Download Data
  • THREDDS (download)
    These data are available through a variety of services via a THREDDS (Thematic Real-time Environmental Distributed Data Services) Data Server (TDS). Depending on the dataset, the TDS can provide WMS, WCS, DAP, HTTP, and other data access and metadata services as well. For more information on the TDS, see http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/thredds/current/tds/.
  • OPeNDAP (download)
    These data are available through the Data Access Protocol (DAP) via an OPeNDAP Hyrax server. For a listing of OPeNDAP clients which may be used to access OPeNDAP-enabled data sets, please see the OPeNDAP website at http://opendap.org/.
  • HTTP (download)
    Navigate directly to the URL for data access and direct download.
  • FTP (download)
    These data are available through the File Transfer Protocol (FTP). You may use any FTP client to download these data.
Distribution Formats
  • HDF (Version: 4)
    • File Specification: NCSA Hierarchical Data Format (HDF 4), Scientific Data Set (HDF-SDS)
  • JPEG
    • File Specification: Joint Photographic Experts Group file format
Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
Time Period: 1981-08-24 to 2009-12-31
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map:
General Documentation
  • HTTP
    Navigate directly to the URL for a descriptive web page.
  • Descriptive Information
    Navigate directly to the URL for a descriptive web page with download links.
Associated Resources
Date(s)
  • publication: 2010-12-13
  • revision: 2017-06-05
Data Presentation Form: Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: As needed
Supplemental Information:
Originally, the Version 5.0 Pathfinder algorithm was used to produce these twice-daily, 5-day, 7-day, 8-day, monthly, and yearly global SST and related parameters (described below). This algorithm is an improved version of the previously most successful of many methods used to derive SST from AVHRR observations (see Barton (1995) for a review of earlier techniques), the University of Miami Pathfinder version v4.2 SST algorithm (described fully in Kilpatrick et al., 2001).

The v4.2 algorithm offered marked improvement over operational retrieval algorithms such as MCSST and was applied to AVHRR data to maximize accuracy and to minimize artificial fluctuations arising from the sequence of AVHRR instruments flown on NOAA's polar-orbiting satellites during the past 2 decades. The 9 km v4.2 Pathfinder SSTs have already been shown to be the highest quality product currently available for the construction of global climatologies (Casey and Cornillon, 1999) and longer-term SST trend determination (Casey and Cornillon, 2001), and have been demonstrated to be accurate within about 0.3 degrees C under optimal conditions (Kearns et al., 2000). Relative to the older 9 km v4.2 Pathfinder data, the new, ~4 km resolution Pathfinder Version 5.0 global SSTs increase detail roughly by a factor of four simply by virtue of the increased resolution. The increase in detail over widely used but relatively coarse SST datasets such as Optimally Interpolated SST Version 2 (OISSTv2; Reynolds et al., 2002) and the Hadley Centre's Global Sea Ice and SST (HadISST1; Rayner et al., 2003) is far greater.

In addition to the increased resolution, significant improvements have been made in the Version 5.0 which enhance the usefulness of the SST fields. Currently, these enhancements include the use of sea ice in the quality level determination scheme, inclusion of many inland water bodies, and the use of a greatly improved land mask. The greatest improvements are seen in coastal zones, marginal seas, and boundary current regions where SST gradients are often large and their impact on operational or research products is greatest. Separate SST products for daytime and nighttime AVHRR retrievals are made to better understand the differences in skin and bulk temperatures, since mean differences between AVHRR-measured skin temperatures and bulk temperatures of 0.1 to 0.2 degrees C (Schluessel et al., 1990) and locally varying differences of up to 1.8 degrees C (Minnett et al., 2000) have been observed.

In addition to SST values, the Pathfinder V5.0 Project makes six other parameters available, for a total of seven per time step: 1. All-pixel SST - The all-pixel SST files contain values for each pixel location, including those contaminated with clouds or other sources of error. The Overall Quality Flag values may be used to filter out these unwanted values. The SST value in each pixel location is an average of the highest quality AVHRR Global Area Coverage (GAC) observations available in each roughly 4 km bin. 2. First-guess SST - The Pathfinder algorithm uses a first guess SST provided by the Reynolds Optimally Interpolated SST Version 2 (OISSTv2) product. The OISSTv2 is also used in the quality control procedures. For Version 5.1 data (1981-1985), the Reynolds Optimum Interpolation 1/4-degree Daily SST Analysis Version 2 (DOISSTv2) was used in place of the OISSTv2. 3. Number of observations - This parameter indicates the number of AVHRR GAC observations falling in each approximately 4 km bin. 4. Standard deviation - This is the standard deviation of the observations in each 4 km bin. 5. Overall quality flag - The overall quality flag is a relative assignment of SST quality based on a hierarchical suite of tests. The Quality Flag varies from 0 to 7, with 0 being the lowest quality and 7 the highest. For more information regarding the suite of tests, see the Kilpatrick et al. (2001) paper cited above. 6. Mask 1 - These files contain a mask code, which along with Mask 2, can be used to determine the tests in the hierarchical suite that were passed or failed, resulting in the Overall Quality Flag. 7. Mask 2 - These files contain a mask code, which along with Mask 1, can be used to determine the tests in the hierarchical suite that were passed or failed, resulting in the Overall Quality Flag.

The interim SST data (2007-2009) described in this metadata record were produced prior to the derivation of a final set of monthly coefficients for those years. The SST values were therefore calculated using the most recent set of coefficients available, and are considered Interim Pathfinder Version 5.0 data and not part of the Formal Pathfinder Version 5.0 data set. The algorithm used to create Version 5.1 data (1981-1985) is different only in that it replaces the Reynolds Weekly Optimally Interpolated SST Version 2 (OISSTv2) with the Reynolds Optimum Interpolation 1/4-degree Daily SST Analysis Version 2 (DOISSTv2) as the first guess SST and in the quality control procedures. The primary effect of this change is to retain more data in the high gradient regions and in regions where meandering or feature advection is present; effect on the retrieved SST is minimal.

Note on Pathfinder Program: The Pathfinder program was jointly created by NASA and NOAA through the Earth Observing System (EOS) Program Office in 1990. The focus of the Pathfinder Program was to determine how existing satellite based data sets could be processed and used to study global change. The data sets were designed to be long time-series data processed with stable calibration and community consensus algorithms to better assist the research community. For more information, see: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). 1993. Earth Observing System (EOS) Reference Handbook, ed. G. Asrar and D. J. Dokken. Washington, D. C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Earth Science Support Office, Document Resource Facility. The 4 km Pathfinder Project effort at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) and the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) is an extension of and improvement on the sea surface temperature (SST) fields from that original NOAA/NASA AVHRR Oceans Pathfinder program.
Purpose: To provide sea surface temperature data and related parameters with good temporal consistency, high accuracy and spatial resolution, and for archive and distribution through the NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). This SST data collecton is intended primarily for climate related applications and studies and is being established to help form the basis for a Climate Data Record for SST.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Kenneth S. Casey, National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), and Edward J. Kearns, Vicki Halliwell, and Robert Evans, University of Miami, Rosential School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) (2010). 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 and Interim v5.0 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Data and v5.1 SST Data for 1981-2009. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
Contributor(s)
Resource Provider(s)
Publisher(s)
Acknowledgment(s)
  • Kenneth S. Casey, National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), and Edward J. Kearns, Vicki Halliwell, and Robert Evans, University of Miami, Rosential School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Remote Sensing > Satellite (digital scans) > AVHRR
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature > AVHRR
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Coastal Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Climate Indicators
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Hydrosphere > Water Quality > Water Temperature
  • 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 > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature > AVHRR > 9km Pathfinder
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature > AVHRR > MCSST
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature > AVHRR > NLSST
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 > National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Services, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, 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-7 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-7
  • 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: Kenneth S. Casey, National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), and Edward J. Kearns, Vicki Halliwell, and Robert Evans, University of Miami, Rosential School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) (2010). 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 and Interim v5.0 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Data and v5.1 SST Data for 1981-2009. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
Access Constraints
  • 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.
Fees
  • Digital data may be downloaded from NCEI at no charge in most cases. For custom orders of digital data or to obtain a copy of analog materials, please contact NCEI Information Services for information about current fees.
Lineage information for: dataset
Processor
  • NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: NCSA Hierarchical Data Format (HDF 4), Scientific Data Set (HDF-SDS) This set of NODC accessions contains yearly, daily, monthly, 8-day, 7-day, and 5-day v5.0 and 5.1 files, which follow the file naming convention described below. Each file also has an accompanying low-resolution graphic. OBSDATE.[BITCODE][RESO][AVGPERIOD][DAYNIGHT][VER]-TYPE(-BITS).hdf (for example: 1985.s04y1pfv50-bsst-16b.hdf) Where: OBSDATE = The date(s) the observations were made. OBSDATE may be in one of the following forms: - Daily Files: YYYYDDD, with: YYYY = 4 digit year of observation (1985-200x) DDD = 3 digit day of year (001-365, or 001-366 for leap years) (For help converting between calendar dates and day of year, please see our Calendar Date Conversion Chart) - 5-Day Files: SYYYYDDD-EYYYYDDD, with: SYYYYDDD = starting 4-digit year and 3-digit day EYYYYDDD = ending 4-digit year and 3-digit day - 7-Day Files: YYYYWW, with: YYYY = 4 digit year of observation WW = 2-digit week number between 01 and 52 - 8-Day Files: SYYYYDDD-EYYYYDDD, with: SYYYYDDD = starting 4-digit year and 3-digit day EYYYYDDD = ending 4-digit year and 3-digit day - Monthly Files: YYYYMM, with: YYYY = 4 digit year of observation MM = 2-digit month between 01 and 12 - Yearly Files: YYYY, with: YYYY = 4 digit year of observation BITCODE = Indicates the bit length of the pixel values in the file. s is for 16 bit files, m is for 8 bit files (see BITS below) RESO = Approximate resolution in km. Set to 04 for 4 km files AVGPERIOD = Indicates the averaging period used to create the file. AVGPERIOD may be in one of the following forms: Daily Files = d 5-Day Files = 5 7-Day Files = w 8-Day Files = 8 Monthly Files = m Yearly Files = y DAYNIGHT = Indicates nighttime, descending pass (1 or 4) or daytime, ascending pass (3 or 2) observations. VER indicates version, pfv50 or pfv51 = Shorthand for Pathfinder Version 5.0 or 5.1; pfrt denotes interim data and stands for "Pathfinder Real Time." TYPE indicates the type of data stored in the file, and may be one of the following: sst: Pathfinder all-pixel SST; bsst: first-guess SST field, either OISSTv2 for pfv50/pfrt or DOISSTv2 for pfv51; sdev: Standard deviation; num: Number of observations; qual: Overall quality value; msk1: Quality mask 1; msk2: Quality mask 2. BITS = Number of bits in each pixel; only present for 16-bit files (-16b). hdf indicates HDF-SDS Version 4 file format. Technical Prerequisites: Web browser, PC, MAC, Linux, UNIX, FTP or other download capability. Ability to work with .HDF satellite data files strongly suggested.
Source Datasets
  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 1985
    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 1986
      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 1987
        • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 1988
          • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 1989
            • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 1990
              • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 1991
                • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 1992
                  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 1993
                    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 1994
                      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 1995
                        • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 1996
                          • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 1997
                            • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 1998
                              • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 1999
                                • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 2000
                                  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 2001
                                    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 1985
                                      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 1986
                                        • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 1987
                                          • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 1988
                                            • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 1989
                                              • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 1990
                                                • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 1991
                                                  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 1992
                                                    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 1993
                                                      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 1994
                                                        • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 1995
                                                          • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 1996
                                                            • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 1997
                                                              • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 1998
                                                                • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 1999
                                                                  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 2000
                                                                    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 2001
                                                                      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 1985
                                                                        • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 1986
                                                                          • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 1987
                                                                            • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 1988
                                                                              • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 1989
                                                                                • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 1990
                                                                                  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 1991
                                                                                    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 1992
                                                                                      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 1993
                                                                                        • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 1994
                                                                                          • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 1995
                                                                                            • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 1996
                                                                                              • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 1997
                                                                                                • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 1998
                                                                                                  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 1999
                                                                                                    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 2000
                                                                                                      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 2001
                                                                                                        • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 1985
                                                                                                          • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 1986
                                                                                                            • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 1987
                                                                                                              • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 1988
                                                                                                                • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 1989
                                                                                                                  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 1990
                                                                                                                    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 1991
                                                                                                                      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 1992
                                                                                                                        • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 1993
                                                                                                                          • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 1994
                                                                                                                            • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 1995
                                                                                                                              • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 1996
                                                                                                                                • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 1997
                                                                                                                                  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 1998
                                                                                                                                    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 1999
                                                                                                                                      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 2000
                                                                                                                                        • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 2001
                                                                                                                                          • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 1985
                                                                                                                                            • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 1986
                                                                                                                                              • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 1987
                                                                                                                                                • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 1988
                                                                                                                                                  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 1989
                                                                                                                                                    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 1990
                                                                                                                                                      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 1991
                                                                                                                                                        • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 1992
                                                                                                                                                          • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 1993
                                                                                                                                                            • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 1994
                                                                                                                                                              • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 1995
                                                                                                                                                                • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 1996
                                                                                                                                                                  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 1997
                                                                                                                                                                    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 1998
                                                                                                                                                                      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 1999
                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 2000
                                                                                                                                                                          • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 2001
                                                                                                                                                                            • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 1985
                                                                                                                                                                              • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 1986
                                                                                                                                                                                • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 1987
                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 1988
                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 1989
                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 1990
                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 1991
                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 1992
                                                                                                                                                                                            • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 1993
                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 1994
                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 1997
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 1998
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 2000
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 2001
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Daily Data for 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Data for 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Monthly Data for 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 5-day Data for 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 7-day Data for 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 8-day Data for 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Interim Data for 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Interim Data for 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Interim Data for 2004 (NODC Accession 0045495)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Interim Data for 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Interim Data for 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Interim Data for 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Interim Data for 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4 km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.0 Interim Data for 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 Daily Data for 1981
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 Monthly Data for 1981
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 5-day Data for 1981
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 7-day Data for 1981
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 8-day Data for 1981
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 Daily Data for 1982
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 Data for 1982
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 Monthly Data for 1982
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 5-day Data for 1982
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 7-day Data for 1982
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 8-day Data for 1982
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 Daily Data for 1983
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 Data for 1983
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 Monthly Data for 1983 (NODC Accession 0051818)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 5-day Data for 1983
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 7-day Data for 1983
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 8-day Data for 1983
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 Daily Data for 1984
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 Data for 1984
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 Monthly Data for 1984
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 5-day Data for 1984 (NODC Accession 0051838)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 7-day Data for 1984
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 8-day Data for 1984
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 Daily Data for 1985
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 Monthly Data for 1985
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 5-day Data for 1985
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 7-day Data for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4km NODC/RSMAS AVHRR Pathfinder v5.1 8-day Data for 1985
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lineage information for: repository
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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 SATELLITE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • NOAA-14 SATELLITE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • NOAA-16 SATELLITE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • NOAA-17 SATELLITE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • NOAA-18 SATELLITE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • NOAA-7 SATELLITE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • NOAA-9 SATELLITE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Last Modified: 2017-11-08T18:54:12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For questions about the information on this page, please email: NODC.DataOfficer@noaa.gov