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Monthly average sea surface temperature from Minilogger data at nine coastal monitoring sites around the Scottish coast.

Please consult the report The Scottish Coastal Observatory 1997-2013 Part 2: Description of Scotland’s Coastal Waters. doi:10.7489/1881-1 for full details on methods.
Columns in this dataset are:
Year: The year of observation
Month: The month for which a value is presented
Decimal_Year: Decimal year to the first of every month - useful for quick plotting of data
Figure Reference: Identification of the Figure in which data are presented in the report for the Scottish Coastal Observatory.
Site: The name of the coastal monitoring site.Please also consult resource called "Location of monitoring and reporting sites around Scotland" for information on location.
Monthly_Average_Sea_Surface_Temperature_degrees_C: The average temperature value in degrees Celsius.