0.25 degree x 0.25 degree (Surface only) - From 2001 to Present - Monthly mean
Sea surface temperature is the temperature of the water close to the sea surface. SST is a standard product from satellite-based thermal infra-red sensors, and optical sensors complemented with infrared bands. The gradients are processed from Monthly mean sea surface temperature (in degree-C at 4km resolution) derived from the MODIS-TERRA sensor (Satellite remote sensing Ocean color data).
Sea surface foundation temperature (kelvin)