NOAA Coral Reef Watch Experimental Twice-Weekly Near-Real-Time Global Enhanced 50-km Satellite Nighttime Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Product

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA Coral Reef Watch program
Publication_Date: 20071011
Title:
NOAA Coral Reef Watch Experimental Twice-Weekly Near-Real-Time Global Enhanced 50-km Satellite Nighttime Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Product
Edition: One
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Remote sensing image, KML, Google Earth, webpage
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Publisher: NOAA Coral Reef Watch program
Online_Linkage: <http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/e50/index.php>
Description:
Abstract:
The NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) Enhanced 50-km (E-50) Satellite Nighttime Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly product is part of the CRW experimental near-real-time global Enhanced 50-km (E-50) satellite coral bleaching thermal stress monitoring product suite that enhances the CRW operational near-real-time global 50-km satellite coral bleaching thermal stress monitoring product suite. The enhanced (E-50) product suite was launched on September 30, 2009. Its counterpart, the CRW operational product suite, was implemented initially in 2000. Both product suites provide updated monitoring information twice-weekly. This metadata file provides information on the E-50 SST Anomaly product for both the most recent near-real-time updates and the archived E-50 SST Anomaly product, dating back to October 2007, when the E-50 SST Anomaly product first became available. A SST anomaly is the difference between the satellite nighttime SST and a long-term mean nighttime SST (i.e. an SST climatology) at the corresponding time of year. A positive anomaly means that the SST is warmer than average; a negative anomaly means it is cooler than average. CRW's near-real-time global E-50 SST Anomaly product helps one quickly pinpoint regions of elevated SSTs throughout the world's oceans. It is especially valuable for the tropical regions, where most coral reef ecosystems exist. It is also very useful in assessing ENSO (El Nino-Southern Oscillation) development, monitoring hurricane "wake" cooling, and even observing major shifts in coastal upwellings, etc. This E-50 SST Anomaly product is derived from CRW's E-50 SST product based on near-real-time satellite data from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on some of NOAA's Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites (POES), as with the operational SST. CRW's entire experimental E-50 satellite coral bleaching thermal stress monitoring product suite is based on the enhanced 50-km SST product. The E-50 SST Anomaly product provides two major improvements over the current operational 50-km SST Anomaly product: full coastal coverage and an improved climatology. The E-50 SST product that this Anomaly product is based on produces SST data for areas closer to the coast globally. This is achieved through the use of a higher-resolution land mask and retrieval of satellite data in coastal regions excluded from analysis by the operational land mask. Availability of satellite data for coastal areas greatly improves monitoring of coral reef ecosystems, the majority of which occur along coasts. While the current operational SST product enables direct monitoring of only 40% of the world's coral reefs, the E-50 SST product uses the new 50-km land mask to provide SST monitoring for more than 99% of 50-km pixels that contain coral reefs globally. CRW's operational 50-km SST Anomaly is sensitive to errors in the climatology (long-term average conditions) used in the analysis. The E-50 climatology, used to develop the E-50 product suite, improves the overall accuracy of CRW products. It uses the 1985-2006 Version 5.0 Pathfinder 4-km AVHRR SSTs to address known climatology errors in CRW's operational 50-km product suite. Errors include overestimation of the operational 50-km SST Anomaly in certain areas, including the Gulf of Panama and Gulf of Oman regions. Related details, as well as other important information, are provided on the E-50 portion of the CRW web site: <http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/e50/index.php>. The E-50 SST Anomaly product is available in static image and Google Earth formats. The product, its detailed description, and available data formats and delivery mechanisms are accessible at <http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite>, along with general CRW product information and access to other CRW products.
Purpose:
The NOAA Coral Reef Watch program seeks to fully utilize space-based sea surface temperature (SST) 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 to provide critical and timely coral reef environment information to the U.S. and international coral reef communities.
Supplemental_Information:
The entire suite of products mentioned in this metadata file is accessible at: <http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite>
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Ending_Date: Present
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Contact_Organization: NOAA Coral Reef Watch program
Contact_Person: NOAA Coral Reef Watch Coordinator
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Address: NOAA, E/RA31, SSMC1, Room 5308, 1335 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20910-3226
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-2857 ext 109
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The accuracy of the E-50 SST Anomaly product depends on the accuracy of source satellite SSTs and SST climatologies. Polar Orbiting 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.
Logical_Consistency_Report: none
Completeness_Report:
There is no spatial data gap existing in this data set. No change will be made to the original SST Anomaly data, but occasional revisions to some images may occur if an inaccuracy is detected in the image display of the data. New near-real-time SST Anomaly 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 on line 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.
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Originator: NOAA/NESDIS Coral Reef Watch
Publication_Date: 20071011
Title:
NOAA CRW Experimental Twice-Weekly Near-Real-Time Global Enhanced 50-km Satellite Nighttime Sea Surface Temperature
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NOAA CRW Near-Real-Time Global Enhanced 50-km Satellite Nighttime Sea Surface Temperature
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The E-50 SST Anomaly is calculated as the amount of E-50 SST exceeding a long-term mean E-50 SST (i.e., climatology). See the CRW web site at <http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/index.php> and suggested references listed above for details.
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NOAA CRW Near-Real-Time Global Enhanced 50-km Satellite Nighttime Sea Surface Temperature
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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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