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The Census of Marine Life was a global network of researchers in more than 80 nations engaged in a 10-year scientific initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans.  The world's first comprehensive census of the past, present, and future of life in the oceans was released in October 2010.


AVHRR Sea Surface Temperature

AVHRR Oceans Pathfinder SST data

AVHRR Oceans Pathfinder SST
The 4 km Pathfinder effort at NODC and the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmsopheric Science* (RSMAS) is an extension of and improvement on the sea surface temperature (SST) fields from the older NOAA/NASA AVHRR Oceans Pathfinder project.  In this 4 km Pathfinder project, some important shortcomings in the old 9 km data have been corrected, and the entire 1985-2001 time series reprocessed at the 4 km Global Area Coverage (GAC) level, the highest resolution possible globally.




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Download a daily SST (daytime) HDF file for Jan 1, 2006 via HTTP and convert for use in ESRI ArcGIS. 


                 file naming convention:   OBSDATE.[BITCODE][RESO][AVGPERIOD][DAYNIGHT][VERSION]-TYPE(-BITS).hdf

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