We are pleased to announce the publication of the following paper, which performs diagnostics on eight global SST analyses with the aim to provide guidance for users on the application of long-term SST analyses for climate studies and climate applications:

Yang, Chunxue, Francesca Elisa Leonelli, Salvatore Marullo, Vincenzo Artale, Helen Beggs, Bruno Bunogiorno Nardelli, Toshio Michael Chin, Vincenzo De Toma, Simon Good, Boyin Huang, Christopher J. Merchant, Toshiyuki Sakurai, Rosalia Santoleri, Jorge Vazquez-Cuervo, Huai-Min Zhang, Andrea Pisano (2021) Sea Surface Temperature intercomparison in the framework of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), J. Climate33(13), 5257-5283; https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-20-0793.1.

The paper was written as a collaboration between the GHRSST Climatology and L4 Inter-comparison Task Team and the Independent Assessment of Essential Climate Variables (C3S_511) Project Team, in the framework of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).”

Kind regards,


Dr Helen Beggs | Senior Research Scientist – Ocean Remote Sensing
Australian Government – Bureau of Meteorology