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
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

Formal permission induced by existence of a license.

Has to be cited this way in maps : "Source CHARM Consortium"

Has to be cited this way in maps : "Saulquin, B. and Gohin, F. 2008. Evolution of the surface temperature from satellite and in-situ data in the English Channel for the period 1986-2006. In press. InternationalJournal of Remote Sensing"
Temporal Extent 1986-01-01 - 2006-12-31