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Hadley Centre Global Sea Ice and Sea Surface Temperature (HadISST)

  • Hadley Centre Global Sea Ice and Sea Surface Temperature (HadISST)
  • NCAR_DS277.3
  • Rayner, N. A., D. E. Parker, E. B. Horton, C. K. Folland, L. V. Alexander, D. P. Rowell, E. C. Kent, and A. Kaplan, 2003: Global analyses of sea surface temperature, sea ice, and night marine air temperature since the late nineteenth century. J. Geophys. Res. (Atmospheres), 108(14), 2-1 (DOI: 10.1029/2002JD002670), URL:
  • This dataset includes HadISST1 and HadSST2 from U.K. Hadley Centre. HadISST1 is a unique combination of monthly globally-complete fields of SST and sea ice concentration on a 1 degree latitude-longitude grid from 1870 to date, and HadSST2 is a monthly global field of SST on a 5-degree latitude-longitude grid from 1850 to date, neither interpolated nor variance adjusted. The data may also be obtained from the server at the Hadley Centre [] in the UK.
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