Sea surface temperature monthly values from 2002 to 2013 for South Atlantic

This dataseries is in a raster format and it represents monthly means of sea surface temperature (in celsius degrees) for a large area in the South Atlantic. It was gathered from the web (Ocean Colour) as part of the Darwin Plus- funded project 'Marine Spatial Planning for the Falkland Islands' (July 2014-July 2016).

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Additional Info

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 10:03 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:21 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category oceans
Temporal Extent Start 2002-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2013-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2013
Lineage The dataseries is composed of 140 processed rasters of monthly means of sea surface temperature (in celsius degrees) for 4km pixels for the South Atlantic area (including Falkland Islands, Tristan Da Chuna and South Georgia). The raw files were downloaded freely from OceanColour at http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/cms/ as Level 3 mapped data. Originally the data was processed using a script provided by Paul Brewin from FIG Fisheries Department. File names are coded as for instance FI_A20022132002243.L3m_MO_SST_4_out.tif (It shows the year and the day number at start and at end of the one month period). Currently these files can be downloaded with QGIS Ocean Colour plugin realised by Louise Ireland.
West Longitude -78.83
South Latitude -70.62
East Longitude -22.83
North Latitude -32.208
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Open access
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Cite raw data source as: Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Please acknowledge SAERI Marine Spatial Planning. A Darwin PLUS Initiative project funded by the UK government
Data Format geotiff
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy 4 kilometres
Resource Type Dataseries
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2015-10-12
Metadata Point of Contact datamanager@saeri.ac.fk
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-NASA-230

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