Dick Reynolds, Tom Smith, and collaborators at the NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC) produce several SST analyses that can be used for climate research. The EOF-filtered and optimal interpolation (OI) SST analyses span 1950-92, and 1982-present, respectively. The OI data is 1-degree latitude-longitude resolution, and it has been averaged and decimated to provide a 2-degree latitude-longitude version to be compatible with the EOF-filtered data. The concatenated data consists of EOF data for 1950-81, and OI data for 1982-May99. The remaining months of 1999 are filled with missing value flags.
written in netCDF (~19 Mb)
All errors in the netCDF files are due to Todd Mitchell.
Reynolds, R. J., and T. M. Smith, 1994: Improved global sea surface temperature analyses using optimal interpolation, J. Climate, 7, 929-948.
Smith, T. M., R. W. Reynolds, R. E. Livezey, and D. C. Stokes, 1996: Reconstruction of historical sea surface temperatures using empirical orthogonal functions. J. Climate, 9, 1403-1420.
Richard Reynolds (firstname.lastname@example.org)