Climate Data

GHRSST: Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature

The Group for High-Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (SST; GHRSST) provides a new generation of global high-resolution (<10km) SST products to the operational oceanographic, meteorological, climate and general scientific community. The products are provided at a variety of processing levels including "gap-free" global grids. Each SST grid point must have associated with it six associated fields that allow users to assess quality.

Key Strengths:

  • Very high resolution(s)
  • Quality information on a grid point basis

Key Limitations:

  • Short time series

Years of Record

2006/01 to 2012/12
temporal metadataID:



Sub-daily | Daily


Spatial Resolution

High Resolution < 10km

Missing Data Flag

missing data present

Vertical Levels

Input Data

satellite data

Earth system components and main variables

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Key Figures

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Cite this page

National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 10 Jan 2014. "The Climate Data Guide: GHRSST: Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature." Retrieved from

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