Met Office - HadISST 1.1 - Global sea-Ice coverage and SST (1870-Present)
Publisher: GB/NCAS/BADC > British Atmospheric Data Centre, NERC Centres for Atmospheric Science, United Kingdom  [contact email: BADC AT rl.ac.uk]  [web page]
Summary: This dataset contains Sea Surface Temperature climatologies (HadISST SST, Version 1.1) and Sea Ice coverage (HadISST ICE, Version 1.1). HadISST v.1.1 replaces the GISST/GICE v.2.3b data sets ended in February 2003. HadISST has a different sea-ice analysis from GISST; as a consequence of this, the data will not be available until the 2nd of the month, 2 months afterwards (e.g. Januarys data will become available in March). The data available is grouped into 2 sections: Global Ocean Surface Temperature (HadISST_1.1_SST), a set of SST data in monthly 1 area grids, for 1870 to present. Global sea-Ice content, (HadISST_1.1_ICE), monthly 1 grids of ice coverage for 1870 to present. In situ sea surface observations and satellite derived estimates at the sea surface are included in the analysis. SST bucket corrections have been applied to gridded fields from 1870 through 1941. And a blend of satellite AVHRR (for SST), SSMI (for ice) and observations are used in the modern periods. This data is provided by the Hadley Centre, Met Office.
Related Link: data access via the GB/NCAS/BADC site
DIF metadata: Original DIF metadata
 
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