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    This data set contains a year's worth of SST's from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR).The Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution keeps this data for a year, then sends it to the National Climatic Data Center for archiving.

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    This data set contains SST observations from the AVHRR and exist in an 8-day rotating file. The file is organized in 5 by 5 degree lat/lon blocks and further in 1 by 1 degree subblocks.The Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution keeps this data for a year, then sends it to the National Climatic Data Center for archiving.

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    This SST field file consists of a specific set of information pertaining to global latitude and longitude intersections. The 0.5-degree resolution file, or 50-km field file covers 3 regions: 1) 5N-53N, 100W-52W; 2) 15N-63N, 145W-97W; and 3) 15N-63N, 170E-142W; 4) 35N-20S, 150W-70W; and 5) 20N-35S, 155E-145W.The 50-km SST field file is stored on disk as a direct access file accessed by the Direct Access I/O (DAIO) subroutine package. It consists of one documentation record (record number one of each file), followed by one record for each latitude or row of the field. Each row consists of one seven-word (28 bytes) unit of information for each longitude of column forming a grid intersection plus one seven-word unit containing the row number identification and the date and time of the last analysis made for the field. The documentation record is created from a namelist data set and displayed in a namelist format, although it is stored as a binary DAIO record. Since the documentation record required 632 bytes, the minimum SST field record size is 632 bytes. The maximum record size currently provided for is 10,108 bytes, which is the 100-km field record size.The Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution keeps this data for a month, then it is sent to the National Climatic Data Center for archiving.

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    This data set contains a year's worth of SST's from Ships.The Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution keeps this data for a year, then sends it to the National Climatic Data Center for archiving.

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    Water temperature data were collected in the Bering Sea during MIZEX West, OCSEAP, and FOCI deployments, from 1977 to 1989. These data are stored on 74 disk files (8.1 MB) at the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, Washington.NOAAServer Codes: [L 75 56 -160 -180] ; nodateline

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    This 500-km SST field accumulation file consists of an archive of the 500-km SST fields. The number of fields archived at any one time depends on the size of the data set and is given in the directory. The first record is a directory record which points the user to the position of the first record for each field archived. A pointer to the latest field entered in the file is also provided. The user must check each field to find the field for the time period of interest. Record 2 is the first field in the accumulation file.The Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution keeps this data for a month, then sends it to the National Climatic Data Center for archiving.

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    This file is the reservoir for independent SST observations. From this file they are written each day to the current-day observation file and to a monthly archive tape. The file is a string of logical records, each 6 words long, arranged in physical records of 13008 bytes. Each logical record is the length of one independent SST observation. New observations are entered serially as they arrive, into the next available record on the file. The file is long enough for approximately 40 days worth of data. No sorting or other operations are done before writing to the file. The first 2 records of the file are reserved for a directory. Observations are added to the file by checking the directory to determine the next available record number. When the file becomes full, it is recycled, beginning with the first record (#3) available for observation storage. The Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (OSDPC) keeps this data for a month, then sends it to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) for archiving. For current data, contact John Sapper at OSDPC, telephone 301-457-0914 ext.148, e-mail: john.sapper@noaa.gov. For archived data contact Thomas Ross at NCDC, telephone 828-271-4499, e-mail: tom.ross@noaa.gov.

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    This file is a geographically organized data base of satellite SST observation matched with coincident buoy, wx ship, and perhaps XBT data and the SST field data which have been quality controlled. The file generally contains all previous matched observations within the last 30 days. The file contains 5 X 5 degree latitude/longitude blocks which in turn are subdivided into 1 degree blocks. The coincident buoy, wx ship and/or XBT data will occupy the first 32 bytes, followed by the field data in the next 32 bytes and the satellite observation which can be of variable size, in which the first 19 halfwords are of fixed format (i.e. contain the core information) and the remainder will have up to a maximum size of 120 bytes. Within the observation no odd full word may be negative except the first full word which must be negative. The access routine COAR2 should be used to reference data in this data set. The file has overflow records and as such expands and decreases as data are available. The file holds 1 month worth of data. The physical records are one track (13024 bytes) long as are the logical records. The first record is a directory, containing the block directory. Each succeeding record contains a subdirectory followed by the observations. The Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (OSDPC) keeps this data for a month, then sends it to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) for archiving. For current data, contact John Sapper at OSDPC, telephone 301-457-0914 ext.148, e-mail: john.sapper@noaa.gov. For archived data contact Thomas Ross at NCDC, telephone 828-271-4499, e-mail: tom.ross@noaa.gov.

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    This file provides storage for a global 2.5 degree resolution accumulation of SST information leading to a monthly determination of mean SST and standard deviation within each grid box. Boxes are bordered by meridians and parallels which are multiples of 2.5 degrees in latitude and longitude, so that 4 boxes may be combined to produce boxes centered on intersections of meridians and parallels which are multiples of 5 degrees in latitude and longitude. Three quantities are stored for each grid box and are operated twice weekly with newly arrived observations. These are 1) the number of observations occurring in the box, 2) the sum of the measured temperatures, and 3) the sum of these temperatures. From these, a mean temperature and standard deviation are derived for each box at the end of each month. There are 144 X 72 = 10,368 boxes covering the globe. Each requires 3 words--N, T, T2-- or 12 bytes of storage. Seven latitudinal rows of 144 boxes will fit on one track so that 10 2/7 tracks are required each month. Four months' data will be maintained on disk so that a quarterly report can be comprised from the file directly. The fourth month makes provision for lags in processing. One directory record will be needed, and 42 tracks are required in all. The Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (OSDPC) keeps this data for a month, then sends it to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) for archiving. For current data, contact John Sapper at OSDPC, telephone 301-457-0914 ext.148, e-mail: john.sapper@noaa.gov. For archived data contact Thomas Ross at NCDC, telephone 828-271-4499, e-mail: tom.ross@noaa.gov.

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    This data set contains SST retrievals and total column aerosol optical thickness retrievals calculated from cloud-cleared channel 2 albedo observations (using the SST cloud clearing algorithm). Data is organized in 5 by 5 degree lat/lon blocks and 1 by 1 degree subblocks.The Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution keeps this data for a month, then sends it to the National Climatic Data Center for archiving.