Physical environment - Modelled satellite data - Surface temperature over 21 years in February

Date(s) (Publication)
Custodian(s): CHARM Consortium
Resource provider(s): B Saulquin
Affiliation(s) 1 : Ifremer
2 : CHARM Consortium
Credit CERSAT
ID CHARM_SATELL_STEMP_02_06_R
Abstract The English Channel is a biogeographical transition zone, situated between warm temperate and boreal marine province. This status enables the early detection of trends in the oceanic climate regime between two provinces. Mean SST maps for February (coldest month of the year) and August (warmest month of the year), from 1986 to 2006, were produced.
Keywords environment data set, CHARM, température de l'océan, Oceanographic geographical features
Lineage Images (provided as rasters, 1.2 km cell size, referenced in WGS 1984) were obtained from IFREMER’s CERSAT (located in Plouzané, France) from databases generated for European projects (e.g. MARCOAST, ECOOP). Original data come from the AVHRR/Pathfinder centre (AVHRR sensor). The best images, i.e. those where the percentage of cloud-free pixels was above a threshold of 25%, were used to calculate monthly averages.
Utilisation research-only
Temporal Extent 1986-01-01 - 2006-12-31