NOAA Coral Reef Watch Experimental Daily Near-Real-Time Light Stress Damage Product for the Caribbean Region

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA Coral Reef Watch program
Publication_Date: 20121031
Title:
NOAA Coral Reef Watch Experimental Daily Near-Real-Time Light Stress Damage Product for the Caribbean Region
Edition: One
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Remote sensing image, web page
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: College Park, Maryland, USA
Publisher: NOAA Coral Reef Watch program
Online_Linkage: <http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/lsd/index.php>
Description:
Abstract:
The NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) Experimental Daily Near-Real-Time Light Stress Damage (LSD) product is part of CRW's near-real-time Decision Support System (DSS) for coral reef management that also includes CRW's operational twice-weekly global 50-km satellite coral bleaching thermal stress monitoring product suite. This DSS was initially implemented in 2000 and continues to provide updated monitoring information to the U.S. and international coral reef communities. The first version of the LSD product was launched on October 1, 2009 for the Caribbean region only. It was a pilot project based on preliminary research results on combined stress conducive to coral bleaching from both anomalously high light intensity (insolation) and temperature experienced by coral. Although web-based, the first version of the LSD product was password-protected and available only to project collaborators, for the period April 2009 to the present. The second, public version of the LSD product was released October 31, 2012 on the CRW web site. This metadata file provides information on the second version of the LSD product for both the most recent near-real-time updates and the archived product dating back to October 1, 2012. The experimental LSD product provides a measure of the combined light and thermal stress on the coral photo-system. As currently designed, the LSD product will provide a relative measure of these effects via an index. This index has values that are usually in the range of 0 to 5, but can be greater than 5 if accumulated thermal stress is excessive. Generally speaking, a value of 0 indicates that there is no accumulation of damaging stress, a value of around 1 indicates that stress has accumulated to significant levels and bleaching is expected to begin, and values of 2 or more indicate escalating severity of stress and associated bleaching. Severe bleaching and significant mortality are expected at or beyond an LSD value of 5. The LSD product is updated daily and presently has a resolution of 0.1 degrees. This will be increased to 0.05 degree resolution in the future. Temperature data used in deriving the LSD are the daily NOAA/NESDIS 0.1 degree resolution Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES)-Polar Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) blended SST product. The LSD is also produced using photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) derived from the NESDIS/STAR GOES Surface and Insolation product suite. Hourly PAR data from this product suite are summed to derive a daily total PAR. The daily PAR totals are then used to derive an anomaly product that measures acclimation of the corals to changing light levels from day to day. At this time, the LSD product is produced only for the Caribbean region on CRW's web site. Additional information on the SST used for this product is provided in each SST HDF data file, accessible at <http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/hdf/index.php>. The LSD product, its detailed description, and available data formats and delivery mechanisms are accessible at <http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/lsd/index.php>.
Purpose:
The NOAA Coral Reef Watch program seeks to fully utilize satellite-based observations, combined with in-situ data, to continually monitor for early indications of thermally-induced coral reef bleaching worldwide. A suite of monitoring and prediction products, including the product described in these metadata, has been developed by CRW as a decision support system (DSS) to provide critical and timely coral reef environment information to the U.S. and international coral reef communities.
Supplemental_Information:
The product mentioned in this metadata file is accessible at: <http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite>
Time_Period_of_Content:
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Ending_Date: Present
Currentness_Reference: Ground Condition
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Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Daily
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Contact_Organization: NOAA Coral Reef Watch program
Contact_Person: NOAA Coral Reef Watch Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NESDIS/STAR/SOCD Coral Reef Watch, NCWCP, E/RA3, 5830 University Research Court, 3rd Floor, Room 3222
City: College Park
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20740
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-683-3320
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Data_Quality_Information:
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The accuracy of the LSD product depends on the accuracy of NESDIS/STAR satellite SSTs and the NESDIS/STAR Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) Surface and Insolation Products (GSIP). Polar Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) AVHRR-SST values used for creating CRW 50-km SST analysis fields were accurate to within 0.5 degree Celsius and adjusted by in-situ buoy observations to best-approximate SST at the depth of one meter. However, when producing a complete, gap-filled SST analysis with global coverage, estimation of SST at the pixels covered by cloud may occasionally reduce the accuracy of SST at these pixels. Information about GSIP can be found at <http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/land/gsip/index.html>.
Logical_Consistency_Report: none
Completeness_Report:
There is no spatial data gap existing in this data set. As an experimental product, this product undergoes continual development and refinement to determine the algorithm's best configuration. Any change in the algorithm or product presentation may incur reprocessing of the entire data set. Should this occur, an announcement will be posted on the CRW web site, and the metadata will be revised to reflect changes that take place. New near-real-time LSD products will be continuously added into this data collection at scheduled routine data update times.
Positional_Accuracy:
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Users are referred to the following guide on AVHRR-derived sea surface temperature: Goodrum, G., K.B. Kidwell, and W. Winston, 2000, NOAA KLM USER'S GUIDE. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Climatic Data Center, Climate Services Division, Satellite Services Branch, FOB3, Room G227, E/CC33, 5200 Auth Road, Suitland, MD 20746-4304, USA. This manual is available online at: <http://www2.ncdc.noaa.gov/docs/klm/cover.htm>. To request additional information, contact: Telephone: (828) 271-4850, Telefax: (828) 271-4876, Email: satorder@ncdc.noaa.gov. Users are referred to the following web site on the GOES Surface and Insolation Products (GSIP), <http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/land/gsip/index.html>.
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Originator: NOAA/NESDIS Coral Reef Watch
Publication_Date: 19970101
Title:
NOAA CRW Operational Twice-Weekly Near-Real-Time Global 50-km Satellite Nighttime Sea Surface Temperatures
Edition: one
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: College Park, Maryland, USA
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NOAA CRW Operational Near-Real-Time Global Satellite Sea Surface Temperature Product
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Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
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Publication_Date: 20090401
Title:
NOAA/NESDIS/STAR Near-Real-Time Daily GOES Surface and Insolation Products
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NOAA Near-Real-Time Daily GOES Surface and Insolation Product Suite
Source_Contribution: The LSD product was derived from these insolation products.
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The temperature data used in deriving the LSD are the current operational Coral Reef Watch satellite sea surface temperature (SST) data. The CRW SST product is a twice-weekly 50km (0.5 degree) product derived from night-time only data from the AVHRR polar-orbiting sensor. See the CRW web site at <http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/lsd/index.php>, and suggested references listed above, for more information.
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NOAA CRW Operational Near-Real-Time Global Satellite Sea Surface Temperature Product
Process_Date: Not complete
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City: College Park
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20740
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-683-3320
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The photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) is derived from the NESDIS/STAR GOES Surface and Insolation Product (GSIP) suite. Hourly PAR data from this product suite are summed to derive a daily total PAR. The daily PAR totals are then used to derive an anomaly product that measures acclimation of the corals to changing light levels from day to day. See the CRW web site at <http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/lsd/index.php>, and suggested references listed above, for more details.
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NESDIS/STAR/SOCD Coral Reef Watch, NCWCP, E/RA3, 5830 University Research Court, 3rd Floor, Room 3222
City: College Park
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20740
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-683-3320
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-683-3301
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: coralreefwatch@noaa.gov
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NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.
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Fees: none
Ordering_Instructions:
The product in various formats may be downloaded from the CRW web site or obtained directly from the distributor.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130726
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130726
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coral Reef Watch program
Contact_Person: NOAA Coral Reef Watch Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NESDIS/STAR/SOCD Coral Reef Watch, NCWCP, E/RA3, 5830 University Research Court, 3rd Floor, Room 3222
City: College Park
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20740
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-683-3320
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-683-3301
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: coralreefwatch@noaa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20121121035002
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20121001
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 99991231
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/crw_lsd_11km_20121120.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6568

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