Extracting sea surface temperatures from NOAA’s OISSTv2

March 1, 2011
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(This article was first published on lukemiller.org » R-project, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

NOAA’s Physical Sciences Division produces a global map of weekly averaged sea surface temperatures, derived from satellite sources. The data can be found at http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/gridded/data.noaa.oisst.v2.html. I’ve put together a R script that will extract data from a region of interest and optionally plot it for you. The input data file is a 135+ MB netCDF [...]

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