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Documentation for the AVHRR Pathfinder global 4km sea surface temperature (SST) data products (NCEI Accession 0207879)

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This archival package includes documentation for The AVHRR Pathfinder global 4km sea surface temperature (SST) products.

The AVHRR Pathfinder global 4km sea surface temperature (SST) data set includes twice-daily SST and related parameters, as well as temporal averages for 5-day, 7-day, 8-day, monthly, and yearly periods. The product has been computed from data from the AVHRR instruments on board NOAA's polar orbiting satellite series using an entirely modernized system based on SeaDAS. This 4 km Pathfinder project is an extension of, and improvement on, the sea surface temperature (SST) fields from the NOAA/NASA AVHRR Oceans 9km Pathfinder dataset. 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. The L3C data is generated with measurements combined from a single instrument into a space-time grid.

The Pathfinder product was originally produced in partnership between 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), and has been continued at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
  • Cite as: University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS); NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information; US National Oceanographic Data Center (2020). Documentation for the AVHRR Pathfinder global 4km sea surface temperature (SST) data products (NCEI Accession 0207879). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0207879. Accessed [date].
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 2004-06-22 to Present
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2020-01-30
Data Presentation Form Digital document - digital representation of a primarily textual item (can contain illustrations also)
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose To document aspects of the AVHRR Pathfinder 4km SST products.
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  • Cite as: University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS); NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information; US National Oceanographic Data Center (2020). Documentation for the AVHRR Pathfinder global 4km sea surface temperature (SST) data products (NCEI Accession 0207879). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0207879. Accessed [date].
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  • Cite as: University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS); NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information; US National Oceanographic Data Center (2020). Documentation for the AVHRR Pathfinder global 4km sea surface temperature (SST) data products (NCEI Accession 0207879). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0207879. Accessed [date].
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  • 2020-01-30T20:04:47Z - NCEI Accession 0207879 v1.1 was published.
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Last Modified: 2021-10-17T06:36:45Z
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