NOAAs 1/4-degree Daily Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature (OISST) (sometimes referred to as Reynolds SST, which however also refers to earlier products at different resolution), currently available as version v02r01, is created by interpolating and extrapolating SST observations from different sources, resulting in a smoothed complete field. The sources of data are satellite (AVHRR) and in situ platforms (i.e., ships and buoys), and the specific datasets employed may change over time. At the marginal ice zone, sea ice concentrations are used to generate proxy SSTs. A preliminary version of this file is produced in near-real time (1-day latency), and then replaced with a final version after 2 weeks. Note that this is the AVHRR-ONLY DOISST, available from Oct 1981, but there is a companion DOISST product that includes microwave satellite data, available from June 2002
NOAA/NCEI 1/4 Degree Daily Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature (OISST) Analysis, Version 2.1 - Final
Final file created using preliminary as first guess, and 3 days of AVHRR data. Preliminary uses only 1 day of AVHRR data.
Reynolds, et al.(2007) Daily High-Resolution-Blended Analyses for Sea Surface Temperature (available at https://doi.org/10.1175/2007JCLI1824.1). Banzon, et al.(2016) A long-term record of blended satellite and in situ sea-surface temperature for climate monitoring, modeling and environmental studies (available at https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-8-165-2016). Huang et al. (2020) Improvements of the Daily Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature (DOISST) Version v02r01, submitted.Climatology is based on 1971-2000 OI.v2 SST. Satellite data: Pathfinder AVHRR SST and Navy AVHRR SST. Ice data: NCEP Ice and GSFC Ice.
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