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 data       graph  M    files  Sea Surface Temperature, Multi-Satellite AVHRR, U.S. East Coast 1km, Level 3, 2008-present,
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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Grid
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String CF-1.6, COARDS, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String ronald.vogel at
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String NOAA CoastWatch East Coast Node
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double -55.17234212119168
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 46.814122974839734
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double 18.922361260356197
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution double 0.009353374149726203
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double -55.17234212119168
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -88.84448906020602
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution double 0.009353374149726203
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA NESDIS CoastWatch East Coast Node
attribute NC_GLOBAL instrument String Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature, Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Infrared Wavelengths > Thermal Infrared, imager, imager/radiometer, infrared, L3, level 3, level-3, mapped, polar-orbiting, radiometer, remote sensing, seawater, sst
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data contributor, CoastWatch, NOAA, nor the US Government, nor any of their employees or contractors, make any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of this information.
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 46.814122974839734
attribute NC_GLOBAL satellite String >NOAA polar orbiters: various; MetOp polar orbiters: various
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double 18.922361260356197
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v29
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Annual average sea surface temperature (SST) from the AVHRR instrument aboard the NOAA and MetOp satellites, 2008-present, is generated by NOAA/NESDIS from High Resolution Picture Transmission (HRPT) overpasses (1.1 km at nadir) using Seaspace's TeraScan software and NOAA's multi-channel regression algorithm. The individual daytime and nighttime overpasses over the U.S. east coast are composited into daily mean grids (~1.25 km), then the daily composite grids are averaged into gridded monthly temperature averages. Then the monthly temperatures are averaged into annual temperatures. More info:
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2020-07-01T11:33:07Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2008-07-02T00:24:33Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Sea Surface Temperature, Multi-Satellite AVHRR, U.S. East Coast 1km, Level 3, 2008-present, Annual
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -88.84448906020602
dimension time   double nValues=13, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=365 days 4h 55m 43s
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 1.214958273E9, 1.5936031875E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Time
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
dimension level   double nValues=1, onlyValue=0.0
attribute level actual_range double 0.0, 0.0
attribute level ioos_category String Location
attribute level long_name String Altitude
attribute level positive String up
attribute level standard_name String altitude
attribute level units String m
dimension latitude   double nValues=2983, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=-0.009353374149726203
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range double 18.922361260356197, 46.814122974839734
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
dimension longitude   double nValues=3601, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.009353374149726203
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range double -88.84448906020602, -55.17234212119168
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable sst   float time, level, latitude, longitude
attribute sst _ChunkSizes uint 1, 1, 512, 512
attribute sst _FillValue float NaN
attribute sst cell_methods String area: mean
attribute sst colorBarMaximum double 35.0
attribute sst colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute sst colorBarPalette String Rainbow
attribute sst colorBarScale String Linear
attribute sst grid_mapping String coord_ref
attribute sst ioos_category String Temperature
attribute sst missing_value float NaN
attribute sst standard_name String sea_surface_temperature
attribute sst units String degree_C

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