Where can I download data from?
You can download data from the respective data producers (RDACs), or as collected by the GHRSST Global Data Archiving Centre (GDAC) at NASA JPL. After 30 days data are ingested at the Long Term Stewardship and Reanalysis Facility (LTSRF) at NOAA NODC.
Real-time SST from the GHRSST GDAC:
- HTTP: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/
- OPeNDAP: http://opendap.jpl.nasa.gov/opendap/
- PO.DAAC Drive: More information
- THREDDS: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/podaac_thredds
Historical SST (older than 30 days) are also held at the GHRSST Long Term Stewardship and Reanalysis Facility:
You can drill down to specific data sets by navigating the facets such as resolution or processing level at the GDAC.
How good are the data?
NOAA provides a number of services that can be used to evalute the quality of GHRSST data products.
You can evaluate the quality of many GHRSST Level 2, 3 and 4 products using the SST Quality Monitor (SQUAM):
You can also download a collection of in situ data to assess the products yourself using the in situ quality monitor (iQuam):