Variable Description

Variable: Water Temperature
Units celsius
Description Measurement of the heat content of the water. This is slightly different from sea surface temperature (SST) as measured by such satellites as AVHRR or MODIS. SST is a valid measurement for the upper skin of the ocean surface, typically the top 1 millimeter or less. The buoy water temperatures typically come in at a variety of depths, ranging from 1 to 50 meters.

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