Climate Analysis Center Optimal Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature Analyses

SOURCE: Data Support Section Dataset ds277.0

FORMAT: CCM2 History Tape, ASCII

GRID: Global - T42 Gaussian (128 x 64); T63 Gaussian (192 x 96); Regular One Degree (360 x 180)

LEVELS: Surface

TIMES: One value per month.

CURRENT HOLDINGS: November 1981 - September 1994 (155 months per file)

FIELDS:

Description Name Units Levels
Sea Surface Temperature SST K surface

MSS Directory and filenames:

  • /CA/SST/CAC_OI/T42.NOV81_SEP94 on a T42 grid
  • /CA/SST/CAC_OI/T63.NOV81_SEP94 on a T63 grid
  • Also available on-line in ASCII on a 1 degree regular grid from the Data Support Section.

Please use the ccm2nc software to convert ccm history tape format to netCDF.

References