Monday, 9 January 2017

SST CCI data used to assess long-term records

A paper by Hausfather et al used the experimental v1.2 SST CCI / NCEO dataset to assess the representation of the recent decades of ocean warming. The work confirms in useful detail the comment in a previous post that the version change of NOAA's long-term blended SST product last year does seem to reconcile their results with what we are getting in the satellite record.

The v2.0 SST CCI data, which we will release this year (2017), will be even more relevant to this sort of assessment, being more independent of in situ data than v1.2 and covering a longer time interval.