SST data: AVHRR Pathfinder v5.2, NOAA NODC

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SST data: AVHRR Pathfinder v5.2, NOAA NODC
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"The AVHRR Pathfinder Version 5.2 (PFV52) data set was computed using an entirely modernized system, based on SeaDAS and incorporating several key changes over the older Pathfinder V5.0 and V5.1 datasets. PFV52 is viewed as a significant step forward in preparation for the future Version 6 (PFV6) data set. Changes in PFV52 include the use of an entirely new land mask, a modified grid, and the inclusion of sea ice and wind speed ancillary data to support the use of the SST data."

Key Strengths

Key Strengths

Fine spatial resolution and long record length

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Key Figures

AVHRR Pathfinder v5.2, NOAA NODC: Sample night time sea surface skin temperature (K) for 1 Jan 2010.

Other Information

Earth system components and main variables
Type of data product
Dataset collections
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Years of record
to
Data time period extended
Yes, data set is extended
Timestep
Sub-daily
Domain
Formats:
Input Data
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Vertical Levels:
Missing Data Flag
Missing data present
Ocean or Land
Ocean Only
Spatial Resolution

4km (4320x8640)

Model Resolution (reanalysis)
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Data Assimilation Method
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Model Vintage (reanalysis)
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