European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

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General
Data set name

Monthly mean sea surface temperature and ice coverage (1948- 1991)

Data holding centreHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1948 to 1991
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Global

Observations 
Parameters

Temperature of the water column; Snow and ice mass, thickness and extent

Instruments

Water temperature sensor; snow and ice samplers

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises global monthly mean sea surface temperature (SST) and ice coverage from 1948 to 1991, on a 1 x 1 grid. The data are stored in PP format. Note there are errors in the Hudson Bay and the ice-edge area in the south east Pacific.

OriginatorsHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
References

Martinson, D.G. et al. (1996) Natural Climate Variability on Decade-to-Century Time Scales., National Academy Press, Washington DC, USA.; Parker, D.E., Folland, C.K., Bevan, A., Ward, M.N., Jackson, M. and Maskell, K. (1992) Marine Surface Data for Analysis of Climatic Fluctuations of Interannual to Century Timescales. National Research Council (National Academy of Sciences) Paper Presented at the Workshop on Climate Variability on Decade- to-Century Timescales. Irvine, California, USA.,

Data web sitehttp://www.meto.gov.uk/sec5/CR_div/cr_info.html
Availability 
OrganisationHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. David A. Bennetts
Address

Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
Met Office FitzRoy Road
Exeter
Devon
EX1 3PB
United Kingdom

Emaildabennetts@.metoffice.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1026009
Global identifier360
Last revised2009-11-30