In this directory, there are yearly binary files (sstYYYY: YYYY is a year from 1891 to 2005) and each file contains 12 monthly mean Sea Surface Temprature data. GrADS descriptor/control files (sstmon.ctl, sstmon.idx) are also included in this directory.
In this directory, there is a binary file (sst-clm7100.grb) which contains monthly normals (1971-2000 mean) and standard deviations (1971-2000) of monthly mean Sea Surface Temperature. GrADS descriptor/control files (sst-clm_mon.ctl, sst-clm7100.idx) are also included in this directory.
GrADS data descriptor files (sstmon.ctl,sst-clm_mon.ctl)are included in each directory for reference to the data set format.
The outline of the file format is as follows.
|Data format||WMO binary code FM92 GRIB|
|Grid Interval||longitudinal 1.0 x latitudinal 1.0 degree in the global (360x180),|
|Data Range|| data are recorded in order of the following successively,