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Sea surface temperature
Observed temperature of surface ocean waters, typically encompassing the entire mixed layer. Some observational methods, however, may measure a much smaller depth range. Includes temperature data obtained in-situ or by remote sensing methods.
This category is also used for sst, temperature (sea surface), and sea-surface temperature.
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Modern Average Global Sea-Surface Temperature [New Window]
The data contained in this data set are derived from the NOAAAdvanced Very High Resolution Radiometer Multichannel SeaSurface Temperature data (AVHRR MCSST), which are obtainablefrom the Distributed Active Archive Center at the JetPropulsion Laboratory (J
PRISM 8°x10° Northern Hemisphere Paleoclimate Reconstruction: Digital Data [New Window]
The PRISM 8°x10° data set represents several years ofinvestigation by PRISM (Pliocene Research, Interpretation, andSynoptic Mapping) Project members. One of the goals of PRISMis to produce time-slice reconstructions of intervals ofwarmer than modern cl

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