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

Metadata Updated: December 4, 2020

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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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Date 2020-06-20T19:21:26Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 30, 2012 (publication), February 1, 2012 (revision)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA/NESDIS/ncei/accessions

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2020-06-20T19:21:26Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 30, 2012 (publication), February 1, 2012 (revision)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0077816
Access Constraints Cite as: Phillips, Sheri; US 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.
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 90
Bbox South Lat -90
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Graphic Preview File https://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/gfx?id=gov.noaa.nodc:0077816
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1985-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2009-12-31

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