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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 165–176, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-8-165-2016
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 165–176, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-8-165-2016

Brief communication 28 Apr 2016

Brief communication | 28 Apr 2016

A long-term record of blended satellite and in situ sea-surface temperature for climate monitoring, modeling and environmental studies

Viva Banzon et al.

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A sea surface temperature product that is constructed by blending in situ and satellite data with gaps filled using using optimum interpolation is described. Product format and characteristics (e.g., over 30-year time span; 0.25° (~ 25 km) daily resolution) that make it suitable for climate modeling, monitoring and other long-term studies at regional and local scales are described. The history of the product and earlier versions, a common source of confusion, are also discussed.