An open-access journal article describing the SST CCI phase 1 datasets was published today.
It is published in Geoscience Data Journal. I think the advent of 'data journals' over the past few years is a good development. The traditional recourse of trying to shoe-horn a detailed data description into a paper with science results was not ideal, particularly for large complex datasets such as those created by reprocessing EO archives for climate.
The new paper is: