Sea Surface Temperature

The NOAA/NASA AVHRR Pathfinder v5 and v5.1 sea surface temperature dataset is a reanalysis of historical Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data that have been improved using extensive calibration, validation and other information to yield a consistent research quality time series for global climate studies. At 0.05 degrees per pixel (approximately 4 km/pixel), this dataset provides a global spatial coverage ranging from October 1981 - 2009. Our data holdings include descending passes (nighttime).

dates available: 1981-2009

spatial resolution: 0.05° (~4-km)

data archive:

caution: This product only provided for 1981-2009. Use GOES-POES for current SST.