Sea Surface Temperatures

Sea Surface Temperatures

This dataset provides daily estimates of global sea surface temperature (SST) based on observations from multiple satellite sensors.

Quick Start Guide (coming soon)

Product User Guide
(coming soon)

Summary Specification:

0.05 degree x 0.05 degree, EPSG:4326, Daily, 1981 onwards

Obtaining the data:

Data is available on CEDA (


2017-: /gws/nopw/j04/cds_c3s_sst/public/data/L4_v2.1

The data can also be obtained from the Climate Data Store:!/dataset/satellite-sea-surface-temperature?tab=overview

The data can also be obtained through a regridding service, see:


Merchant, C.J., Embury, O., Bulgin, C.E., Block, T., Corlett, G.K., Fiedler, E., Good, S.A., Mittaz, J., Rayner, N.A., Berry, D., Eastwood, S., Taylor, M., Tsushima, Y., Waterfall, A., Wilson, R. and Donlon, C. (2019), Satellite-based time-series of sea-surface temperature since 1981 for climate applications. Scientific Data 6, 223, doi:10.1038/s41597-019-0236-x


Copernicus license, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY 4.0)