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Climatology for NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) Daily Global 5km Satellite Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Monitoring Product Suite Version 3.1 for 1985-01-01 to 2012-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0185742)

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This package contains a set of 12 monthly mean (MM) climatologies, one for each calendar month, and the maximum monthly mean (MMM) climatology. Each climatology has global coverage at 0.05-degree (5km) spatial resolution. The climatologies were derived from NOAA Coral Reef Watch's (CRW) CoralTemp Version 1.0 product and are based on the 1985-2012 time period of the CoralTemp data. They are used in deriving CRW's Daily Global 5km Satellite Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Monitoring Product Suite Version 3.1. MMs are used to derive the SST Anomaly product, and the MMM is used to derive CRW's Coral Bleaching HotSpot, Degree Heating Week, and Bleaching Alert Area products.
  • Cite as: Skirving, William J.; Marsh, Benjamin L.; Liu, Gang; De La Cour, Jacqueline L.; Heron, Scott F.; Geiger, Erick F.; Eakin, C. Mark (2019). Climatology for NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) Daily Global 5km Satellite Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Monitoring Product Suite Version 3.1 for 1985-01-01 to 2012-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0185742). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0185742. Accessed [date].
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 1985-01-01 to 2012-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -180
East: 180
South: -90
North: 90
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Daily 5km Satellite Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Monitoring
  • Climatology Development for NOAA Coral Reef Watch's 5-km Product Suite
    • Climatology Development for NOAA Coral Reef Watch's 5-km Product Suite
      Heron, SF; Liu, G; Eakin CM; Skirving, WJ; Muller-Karger, FE; Vega-Rodriguez, M; De La Cour, JL; Burgess, TFR; Strong, AE; Geiger, EF; Guild, LS; Lynds, S (2015). Climatology Development for NOAA Coral Reef Watch's 5-km Product Suite. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 145. NOAA/NESDIS. College Park, MD. 21pp., https://doi.org/10.7289/V59C6VBS
  • Reef-scale Thermal Stress Monitoring of Coral Ecosystems: New 5-km Global Products from NOAA Coral Reef Watch
  • Climatology for the Daily Global 5km Satellite Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Monitoring (Version 3.1, released August 1, 2018)
  • Liu, Gang; Heron, Scott F.; Eakin, C. Mark; De La Cour, Jacqueline L.; Geiger, Erick F.; Tirak, Kyle V.; Skirving, William J.; Strong, Alan E. (2018). NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) Daily Global 5-km (0.05 degree) Satellite Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Monitoring Product Suite. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/6jgr-pt28.
    • https://doi.org/10.25921/6jgr-pt28
      The data suite currently includes sea surface temperature (SST), SST Anomaly, Coral Bleaching HotSpot (HS), Degree Heating Week (DHW), and Bleaching Alert Area (BAA) products, along with a 7-day SST Trend products. This product suite also includes Monthly, as well as Annual composite (maximum, minimum, and mean) products based on the daily products.
  • NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) CoralTemp: 5km Gap-free Analyzed Blended Sea Surface Temperature Product for the Global Ocean
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-03-12
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose The NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) program bases the majority of its coral bleaching heat stress monitoring products on sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies. An SST climatology is required to generate any SST anomaly product. CoralTemp was designed specifically for this purpose. It is currently the only 5km (0.05 degree) spatial resolution, daily, foundation SST satellite product that is fully consistent from 1985 to the present. This means that any climatology derived from CoralTemp data will be compatible with near real-time SST input data. Hence CoralTemp can be used to produce more reliable SST anomaly products, such as Coral Reef Watch's daily global 5km SST Anomaly, Coral Bleaching HotSpot, and Degree Heating Week products. This is the first time since its inception that Coral Reef Watch has been able to produce anomaly products with climatologies that are directly related to the near real-time data, thereby enhancing the performance and accuracy of its coral bleaching heat stress monitoring products.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Skirving, William J.; Marsh, Benjamin L.; Liu, Gang; De La Cour, Jacqueline L.; Heron, Scott F.; Geiger, Erick F.; Eakin, C. Mark (2019). Climatology for NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) Daily Global 5km Satellite Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Monitoring Product Suite Version 3.1 for 1985-01-01 to 2012-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0185742). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0185742. Accessed [date].
  • Coral Reef Watch relies on the ethics and integrity of the user to ensure that the source of these data and products is appropriately cited and credited. When using these data and products, credit and courtesy should be given to "NOAA Coral Reef Watch". Please include the appropriate DOI associated with this dataset in the citation. For more information, visit the NOAA Coral Reef Watch website: https://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov.
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Geographic Information > Sea Surface Temperature
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Originator Keywords
  • Climatology
  • Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature (SST)
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords ICES/SeaDataNet Ship Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean
  • OCEAN BASIN > Indian Ocean
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • CRCP Project Number - 915
  • Coral Reef Watch: Satellite- and Model-Based Products for Coral Reef Ecosystem Managers
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Skirving, William J.; Marsh, Benjamin L.; Liu, Gang; De La Cour, Jacqueline L.; Heron, Scott F.; Geiger, Erick F.; Eakin, C. Mark (2019). Climatology for NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) Daily Global 5km Satellite Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Monitoring Product Suite Version 3.1 for 1985-01-01 to 2012-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0185742). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0185742. Accessed [date].
  • Coral Reef Watch relies on the ethics and integrity of the user to ensure that the source of these data and products is appropriately cited and credited. When using these data and products, credit and courtesy should be given to "NOAA Coral Reef Watch". Please include the appropriate DOI associated with this dataset in the citation. For more information, visit the NOAA Coral Reef Watch website: https://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov.
Access Constraints
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Lineage information for: dataset
Processing Steps
  • 2019-03-12T19:26:24Z - NCEI Accession 0185742 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • AATSR
  • ABI
  • AHI
  • ATSR-1
  • ATSR-2
  • AVHRR
  • AVHRR-2
  • AVHRR-3
  • GOES Imager
  • JAMI
  • MTSAT 2 Imager
  • SEVIRI
  • surface seawater intake
  • VIIRS
Platform
  • drifting buoy
  • GOES-10
  • GOES-11
  • GOES-12
  • GOES-13
  • GOES-14
  • GOES-15
  • GOES-16
  • GOES-8
  • GOES-9
  • Himawari-8
  • Meteosat-10 (MSG3, Third METEOSAT Second Generation Satellite)
  • Meteosat-11 (MSG4)
  • Meteosat-8 (MSG-1)
  • Meteosat-9 (MSG-2)
  • MetOp-A
  • MetOp-B (Meteorological Operational satellite-B)
  • moored buoys
  • MTSAT-1R (Himawari 6)
  • MTSAT-2 (Himawari 7)
  • NOAA-11
  • NOAA-12
  • NOAA-14
  • NOAA-15
  • NOAA-16
  • NOAA-17
  • NOAA-18
  • NOAA-19
  • NOAA-9
  • SNPP
  • TOGA-TAO BUOYS
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