KAPLAN OSxbNCEP: Statistically homogenous concatenation of Kaplan et al [1998] OS SST and Reynolds and Smith [1994] NCEP OI analyses; the latter gets degraded to the resolution of the former.


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KAPLAN OSxbNCEP ssta[ X Y | T]

Independent Variables (Grids)

Time grid: /T (months since 1960-01-01) ordered (Jan 1856) to (Mar 2003) by 1.0 N= 1767 pts :grid
Longitude grid: /X (degree_east) periodic (27.5E) to (22.5E) by 5.0 N= 72 pts :grid
Latitude grid: /Y (degree_north) ordered (87.5S) to (87.5N) by 5.0 N= 36 pts :grid


Kaplan, A., M. Cane, Y. Kushnir, A. Clement, M. Blumenthal, and B. Rajagopalan, Analyses of global sea surface temperature 1856-1991, Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, 18,567-18,589, 1998

Parker, D.E., P.D. Jones, C.K. Folland, and A. Bevan, 1994: Interdecadal changes of surface temperature since the late nineteenth century, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 14,373-14,399.

R. W. Reynolds, T. M. Smith. Improved global sea surface temperature analyses.. J. Climate 7, 1994

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