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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL acknowledgment String The NOAA Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature (ERSST) data are provided by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information(NCEI)
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Grid
attribute NC_GLOBAL climatology String Climatology is based on 1971-2000 SST, Xue, Y., T. M. Smith, and R. W. Reynolds, 2003: Interdecadal changes of 30-yr SST normals during 1871.2000. Journal of Climate, 16, 1601-1612.
attribute NC_GLOBAL comment String SSTs were observed by conventional thermometers in Buckets (in sulated or un-insulated canvas and wooded buckets), Engine Room Intakers, or floats and drifters
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_name String Huai-min Zhang
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_role String Chief, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI/CCOG/OSB Ocean Surface Section
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String CF-1.6, COARDS, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String boyin.huang at
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_institution String NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String Boyin Huang
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String person
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL dataset_citation_institution String NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI/CCOG
attribute NC_GLOBAL dataset_citation_product String NOAA ERSSTv5
attribute NC_GLOBAL dataset_citation_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL dataset_citation_version String ERSSTv5
attribute NC_GLOBAL dataset_doi String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2020-05-15
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_issued String 2020-05-15
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_modified String 2020-05-15
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 178.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_bounds String 0 -88, 358 88
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 88.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -88.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution double 2.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 178.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -180.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution double 2.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL grid_mapping_name String latitude_longitude
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String Version 5 based on Version 4
New and revised data files are downloaded on the ~4th day of each month from to NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD by Bob Simons ( in order to re-serve the up-to-date dataset on ERDDAP. The global metadata was lightly edited.
attribute NC_GLOBAL id String gov.noaa.ncdc:C00927
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI/CCOG
attribute NC_GLOBAL instrument String Conventional thermometers
attribute NC_GLOBAL instrument_vocabulary String NCEI
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String &gt, anomalies, anomaly, ccog, centers, data, earth, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature, environmental, ersstv5, extended, face, global, icoads, information, lev, national, ncei, nesdis, noaa, ocean, oceans, only, reconstructed, satellite, science, sea, service, situ, sst, ssta, sur, surface, temperature, time
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String No constraints on data access or use.

The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended
for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data
Contributor, ERD, NOAA, nor the United States Government, nor any
of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or
implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy,
completeness, or usefulness, of this information.
attribute NC_GLOBAL metadata_link String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL naming_authority String gov.noaa.ncei
attribute NC_GLOBAL NCO String netCDF Operators version 4.7.5 (Homepage =, Code =
attribute NC_GLOBAL nco_openmp_thread_number int 1
attribute NC_GLOBAL necdf_version_id String V4 from GrADS sdfwrite
attribute NC_GLOBAL netcdf_creator_email String boyin.huang at
attribute NC_GLOBAL netcdf_creator_name String Boyin Huang
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 88.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL platform String Ship and Buoy SSTs from ICOADS R3.0.2 and Argo SSTs from CCOG
attribute NC_GLOBAL platform_vocabulary String NCEI
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_level String NOAA Level 4
attribute NC_GLOBAL product_version String Version v5
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String NOAA Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature (ERSST)
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_email String boyin.huang at
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_institution String NCEI
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String Boyin Huang
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_type String person
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL references String Huang et al, 2017: Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperatures Version 5 (ERSSTv5): Upgrades, Validations, and Intercomparisons. Journal of Climate,
attribute NC_GLOBAL source String In situ data: ICOADS R3.0 before 2016, ICOADS R3.0.2 from 2016 to present, and Argo SST from 1999 to present. Ice data: HadISST2 ice before 2015, and NCEP ice after 2015.
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -88.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL spatial_resolution String 2.0 degree grid
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table (v40, 25 January 2017)
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String The Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature (ERSST) dataset is a global monthly sea surface temperature dataset derived from the International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Dataset (ICOADS). It is produced on a 2° × 2° grid with spatial completeness enhanced using statistical methods. This monthly analysis begins in January 1854 continuing to the present and includes anomalies computed with respect to a 1971-2000 monthly climatology.

This is the newest version of ERSST, version 5
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_duration String P1M
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2024-04-15T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_resolution String P1M
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1854-01-01T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String NOAA ERSSTv5 (in situ only), 2°, Global, Monthly, 1854-present, Lon+/-180
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -180.0
dimension time   double nValues=2044, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=30 days 10h 38m 35s
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double -3.6605952E9, 1.7131392E9
attribute time avg_period String 0000-01-00
attribute time axis String T
attribute time calendar String gregorian
attribute time delta_t String 0000-01-00
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Start Time
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
dimension depth   double nValues=1, onlyValue=0.0
attribute depth _CoordinateAxisType String Height
attribute depth _CoordinateZisPositive String down
attribute depth actual_range double 0.0, 0.0
attribute depth axis String Z
attribute depth comment String Actual measurement depth of in situ sea surface temperature varies from 0.2 to 10 m, but corrected to the nominal depth of buoy at 0.2 m
attribute depth ioos_category String Location
attribute depth long_name String Depth
attribute depth positive String down
attribute depth standard_name String depth
attribute depth units String m
dimension latitude   double nValues=89, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=2.0
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range double -88.0, 88.0
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude comment String Uniform grid from -88 to 88 by 2
attribute latitude coordinate_defines String center
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
attribute latitude valid_max double 88.0
attribute latitude valid_min double -88.0
dimension longitude   double nValues=180, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=2.0
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range double -180.0, 178.0
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude comment String Uniform grid from 0 to 358 by 2
attribute longitude coordinate_defines String center
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable sst   float time, depth, latitude, longitude
attribute sst _FillValue float NaN
attribute sst colorBarMaximum double 40.0
attribute sst colorBarMinimum double -10.0
attribute sst coordinates String time lev lat lon
attribute sst ioos_category String Temperature
attribute sst long_name String Extended reconstructed sea surface temperature
attribute sst standard_name String sea_surface_temperature
attribute sst units String degree_C
attribute sst valid_max float 45.0
attribute sst valid_min float -3.0
variable ssta   float time, depth, latitude, longitude
attribute ssta _FillValue float NaN
attribute ssta colorBarMaximum double 4.0
attribute ssta colorBarMinimum double -4.0
attribute ssta coordinates String time lev lat lon
attribute ssta ioos_category String Temperature
attribute ssta long_name String Extended reconstructed SST anomalies
attribute ssta units String degree_C
attribute ssta valid_max float 12.0
attribute ssta valid_min float -12.0

The information in the table above is also available in other file formats (.csv, .htmlTable, .itx, .json, .jsonlCSV1, .jsonlCSV, .jsonlKVP, .mat, .nc, .nccsv, .tsv, .xhtml) via a RESTful web service.

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