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Ensemble Median Global sea surface temperature dataset from 1988-01-01 to 2019-02-28 (NCEI Accession 0187983)

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Ensemble Median Global sea surface temperature (EMSST) is a daily SST dataset constructed by Nagoya University from an ensemble of 18 global SST products for the period from January 1, 1988 to February 28, 2019. The data set includes SST calculated as an ensemble median on each 0.25 degree by 0.25 degree grids over global ice-free oceans. The data set also includes an ensemble mean, standard deviation, minimum, maximum, number and kind of source products used.
  • Cite as: Tomita, Hiroyuki; Hihara, Tsutomu (2019). Ensemble Median Global sea surface temperature dataset from 1988-01-01 to 2019-02-28 (NCEI Accession 0187983). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0187983. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1988-01-01 to 2019-02-28
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -180
East: 180
South: -90
North: 90
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-08-23
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
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: 9CP04Y
Purpose This dataset was constructed to support wide-range researchers in Oceanography, Meteorology and Climatology. They will need to know basic information about sea surface temperature. The significance of this data set is that the user can utilize the rich information obtained from the ensemble of multiple products rather than selecting one of the many global SST data sets. The use of EMSST also provides more robust SST information than using a single product by eliminating and reducing the random error components among products and excluding the effects of extreme values. Furthermore, as additional information, it is possible to obtain information on the average value, spread (standard deviation), maximum value, minimum value of source products.
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 the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Tomita, Hiroyuki; Hihara, Tsutomu (2019). Ensemble Median Global sea surface temperature dataset from 1988-01-01 to 2019-02-28 (NCEI Accession 0187983). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0187983. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
Principal Investigators
  • Hiroyuki Tomita
    Nagoya University, Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE)
Collaborators
Contributors
Resource Providers
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: JSPS
  • Related Funding Agency: Nagoya University
  • Related Funding Agency: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords ICES/SeaDataNet Ship Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Project keywords Provider Project Keywords
  • Japanese Ocean Flux Data Sets with Use of Remote Sensing Observations(J-OFURO)
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Tomita, Hiroyuki; Hihara, Tsutomu (2019). Ensemble Median Global sea surface temperature dataset from 1988-01-01 to 2019-02-28 (NCEI Accession 0187983). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0187983. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • 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.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free. However, fees may apply for custom orders, data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage information for: dataset
Processing Steps
  • 2019-08-23T19:37:57Z - NCEI Accession 0187983 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Lineage information for: dataset
Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE (calculated); Units: K; Observation Category: satellite; Sampling Instrument: satellite sensor - general; Sampling and Analyzing Method: The SST value calculated as an ensemble median from multiple global data sets on each 0.25 degree by 0.25 degree grids over global oceans..
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • AATSR
  • AMSR-E
  • AMSR2
  • AVHRR
  • AVHRR-2
  • AVHRR-3
  • GMI
  • satellite sensor - general
  • SEVIRI
  • TMI
  • WindSat
Platform
  • Aqua
  • Coriolis
  • Envisat
  • GCOM-W1
  • GPM Core Observatory (GPM)
  • Meteosat-9 (MSG-2)
  • MetOp-A
  • MetOp-B (Meteorological Operational satellite-B)
  • NOAA-10
  • NOAA-11
  • NOAA-12
  • NOAA-13
  • NOAA-14
  • NOAA-15
  • NOAA-16
  • NOAA-17
  • NOAA-18
  • NOAA-19
  • NOAA-20 (JPSS-1)
  • NOAA-9
  • SATELLITE
  • TRMM
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