This dataset shows the mean annual global sea surface temperature, averaged for the period from 2003 to 2007. It was created using remotely-sensed images from NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Ocean Color database (http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov).
Kershaw F (2008). Mean annual sea surface temperature, for the period 2003-2007. Using data from NASA’s Ocean Color database. In: Integrating highly migratory species into high seas marine protected area planning: a global gap analysis (Oxford University, Centre for the Environment), 113 pp. Cambridge (UK): UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. URL: http://data.unep-wcmc.org/datasets/20
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