SST, Sea Surface Skin Temperature
The temperature of the layer of sea water (approximately 0.5m deep) nearest the atmosphere.
Sea surface temperature refers to the temperature of the water at the oceanic surface. This temperature can range from approximately -2 degrees C in the polar regions to 31-32 degrees C in the tropics. Oceanic currents have characteristic temperatures, and this makes sea surface temperature the preferred data type for the observation of oceanic circulation.
Global radiation budget
Ocean primary productivity
Near-Infrared (4-12 micrometer)
Other sources for data