Variable: Sea surface temperature

Definition
Full name Sea surface temperature
Definition Temperature of the sea water at surface. The “bulk” temperature refers to the depth of typically 2 m, the “skin” temperature refers to within the upper 1 mm.
Measuring Units K Uncertainty Units K
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units
Stability Units K (Stability /decade)

 

Comment: Detailed SST definitions are available from GHRSST: https://www.ghrsst.org/ghrsst-science/sst-definitions/
Last modified: 2011-06-15
Classification
  • Domain: Ocean
    • Sub-domain: Ocean
      • Variable: Sea surface temperature
        • Measured in Layers:
          • Sea surface
          • Bulk
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Sea surface temperature  (18)

This tables shows all related requirements. For more operations/filtering, please consult the full list of Requirements
Note: In reading the values, goal is marked blue, breakthrough green and threshold orange

Id Variable Layer App Area Uncertainty Stability / decade Hor Res Ver Res Obs Cyc Timeliness Coverage Conf Level Val Date Source
106 Sea surface temperature Sea surface Climate-AOPC (deprecated) 0.25 K
0.4 K
1 K
10 km
50 km
500 km
3 h
6 h
24 h
3 h
6 h
12 h
Global ocean firm 2007-07-19 AOPC
292 Sea surface temperature Sea surface Global NWP 0.3 K
0.5 K
1 K
5 km
15 km
250 km
3 h
24 h
5 d
3 h
24 h
5 d
Global ocean firm 2009-02-10 John Eyre
370 Sea surface temperature Sea surface High Res NWP 0.3 K
0.5 K
1 K
1 km
5 km
20 km
60 min
2 h
6 h
30 min
60 min
6 h
Global ocean firm 2011-08-04 JF Mahfouf
444 Sea surface temperature Sea surface Nowcasting / VSRF 0.5 K
0.8 K
2 K
5 km
10 km
50 km
3 h
6 h
24 h
3 h
6 h
24 h
Global ocean firm 2013-04-03 P. Ambrosetti
530 Sea surface temperature Sea surface Ocean Applications 0.1 K
0.2 K
0.5 K
5 km
10 km
25 km
6 h
24 h
3 d
60 min
2 h
3 h
Global ocean firm 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
531 Sea surface temperature Sea surface Ocean Applications 0.1 K
0.5 K
1 K
0.5 km
1 km
10 km
0.5  30 min
60 min
3 h
30 min
60 min
6 h
Global ocean firm 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
532 Sea surface temperature Sea surface Ocean Applications 0.1 K
0.2 K
0.5 K
1 km
5 km
10 km
3 h
12 h
24 h
60 min
2 h
3 h
Global ocean firm 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
572 Sea surface temperature Sea surface SIAF (deprecated) 0.1 K
0.2 K
0.5 K
50 km
85.5 km
250 km
3 h
6 h
12 h
3 h
6 h
24 h
Global ocean firm 2009-01-19 Laura Ferranti
757 Sea surface temperature SSLP 0.1 K
0.2 K
0.5 K
50 km
85.5 km
250 km
3 h
6 h
12 h
3 h
6 h
24 h
Global ocean firm 2009-01-19 Laura Ferranti
6 Sea surface temperature Sea surface CLIC (deprecated) 0.5 K
0.8 K
2 K
25 km
39.7 km
100 km
24 h
30 h
2 d
30 d
38 d
60 d
Global ocean reasonable 1998-10-29 WCRP
201 Sea surface temperature Sea surface CLIVAR (deprecated) 0.1 K
0.2 K
0.3 K
10 km
20 km
50 km
3 h
4 h
6 h
24 h
36 h
3 d
Global ocean reasonable 1998-10-29 WCRP
231 Sea surface temperature Sea surface Climate Modelling Research (deprecated) 0.5 K
1 K
2 K
50 km
100 km
250 km
60 min
3 h
12 h
30 d
45 d
60 d
Global ocean reasonable 1998-10-29 WCRP
527 Sea surface temperature Sea surface Ocean Applications 0.1 K
0.5 K
1 K
10 km
25 km
100 km
60 min
3 h
24 h
5 min
60 min
6 h
Global ocean reasonable 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
528 Sea surface temperature Sea surface Ocean Applications 0.1 K
0.5 K
1 K
1 km
10 km
25 km
0.5  60 min
3 h
24 h
5 min
60 min
6 h
Global ocean reasonable 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
529 Sea surface temperature Sea surface Ocean Applications 0.1 K
0.2 K
0.5 K
10 km
50 km
100 km
60 min
3 h
24 h
12 h
24 h
3 d
Global ocean reasonable 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
560 Sea surface temperature Sea surface Climate-OOPC (deprecated) 0.1 K
0.126 K
0.2 K
1 km
8 km
500 km
60 min
3 h
24 h
3 h
5 h
12 h
Global ocean reasonable 2007-07-19 OOPC
835 Sea surface temperature Sea surface Climate Monitoring (GCOS) 0.1 K 0.03 K 1 km
100 km
60 min
7 d
Global reasonable 2019-10-15 GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)
737 Sea surface temperature Sea surface Aeronautical Meteorology Global tentative 2013-12-05 J van der Meulen