PSD Gridded Climate Datasets: Ocean

DatasetsDescriptionOPeNDAP CatalogRSS
CMAP Precipitation Monthly and pentad global gridded precipitation means. It includes a standard and enhanced version (with NCEP Reanalysis) from 1979 to near the present. Catalog rss feed
CRU Air Temperature and Combined Air Temperature/Marine Anomalies V3 Global gridded (5°x5°) monthly anomalies of observed air temperature and combined observed air and marine temperature (HADCRU3) from the mid 1800's to the present. Catalog rss feed
CRU Air Temperature and Combined Air Temperature/Marine Anomalies V4 Global gridded (5°x5°) monthly anomalies of observed air temperature and combined observed air and marine temperature (HADCRU4) from the mid 1800's to near present.Current version is V4.2.0 which was put out 5/9/2013. Catalog N/A
GFS Model Output A dataset of historical weather forecasts generated with a fixed numerical model. Daily forecasts are comprised of a 15 day, 15-member ensemble and include surface and pressure level variables. N/A N/A
GISS surface temperature analysis Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS/NASA) surface temperature analysis for the globe; globally gridded at a 2x2 resolution. Catalog rss feed
NCEP GODAS ocean analysis High Resolution Multi-level ocean analysis from NCEP Catalog rss feed
ICOADS Global surface marine data from 1800 to near the present summarized in monthly gridded formats (2°x2° boxes, or 1°x1° boxes from 1960 forward), and offering a variety of statistics. Catalog N/A
Interpolated OLR Gridded daily and monthly OLR data from NCAR with temporal interpolation. See the related Uninterpolated OLR dataset. Catalog rss feed
Kaplan SST Gridded global SST anomalies from 1856-present derived from UK Met Office SST data which has had sophisticated statistical techniques applied to it to fill in gaps. Catalog rss feed
MSU Two Microwave Sounding Unit tropospheric temperatures and daily average precipitation available in a global grid (2.5°x2.5°). Catalog N/A
NCEP Operational Analysis NCEP's twice-daily global analysis at 2.5° resolution on pressure levels which is a product of their operational forecast system. Catalog
NCEP Marine Marine data gathered by NCEP summarized into ICOADS-compatible (2°x2° box) statistics. Production of this dataset at PSD was phased out effective in Mar. 2011 (thus data cover 1991-Feb. 2011). Catalog rss feed
NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis A state-of-the-art analysis/forecast system is used to perform data assimilation using data from 1948 to the present. Catalog rss feed
NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Products Derived at PSD A subset of the NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis has been processed to create monthly means of the original data, and in some cases, derived variables or other statistics. Catalog rss feed
NCEP/DOE Reanalysis II A state-of-the-art analysis/forecast system is used to perform data assimilation using data from 1979 through 2003. A large subset of this data is available from PSD in its original 4 times daily format and as daily averages. Catalog rss feed
NOAA Extended Reconstructed SST A global monthly SST analysis from 1854 to the present derived from ICOADS data with missing data filled in by statistical methods. Catalog rss feed
NOAA High-resolution Blended Analysis of Daily SST and Ice. NOAA High-resolution Blended Analysis of Daily SST and Ice. Data is from 1985 and is on a 1/4 deg global grid. Catalog rss feed
NOAA Merged Land-Ocean Surface Temperature Analysis (MLOST) V3.5.3 Monthly Anomalies of air temperature from the GHCN and the NOAAERSST V3b dataset. Catalog N/A
NOAA Optimum Interpolation (OI) SST V2 Produced weekly on a 1° grid. The analysis uses in situ and satellite SST's plus SST's simulated by sea-ice cover. Before the analysis is computed, the satellite data is adjusted for biases. Monthly and monthly long-term means are also available. Catalog rss feed
NOAA Highly Reflective Clouds Subjectively identified areas of large-scale organized convection over the global tropics have been gridded daily for a 15-year period from 1971 to 1988. Catalog N/A
NODC (Levitus) World Ocean Atlas 1994 Annual, seasonal and monthly long term means for temperature and salinity at multiple depth. Several statistics such as number of observations are included in separate files. Catalog N/A
NODC (Levitus) World Ocean Atlas 1998 The atlas contains annual, seasonal, and monthly long term means for temperature and salinity at multiple depths. Several statistics, including nobs are included in separate files, along with two "mask" files. Catalog N/A
North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) NCEP's high resolution combined model and assimilated dataset. It covers 1979 to near present and is provided 8-times daily, daily and monthly on a Northern Hemisphere Lambert Conformal Conic grid for all variables. Catalog N/A
20th Century Reanalysis (V2) 20th Century Reanalysis contains objectively-analyzed 4-dimensional weather maps and their uncertainty from the late 19th century to 21st century. Catalog N/A
Uninterpolated OLR Gridded OLR data from NCEP without interpolation. See the Interpolated OLR dataset for an interpolated version. Catalog rss feed