Coral Bleaching Monitoring Datasets
Entry ID: gov.noaa.class.CORBL

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Abstract: ABSTRACT: This dataset contains a suite of NOAA Coral Reef Watch's operational global satellite coral bleaching monitoring products at 0.5 by 0.5 degree (~50 km) spatial resolution produced twice-weekly in near-real-time. The dataset contains nighttime sea surface temperature (SST) analysis field, nighttime SST anomaly, Bleaching HotSpot, and Bleaching Degree Heating Weeks (DHW) data. The ... View entire text

Purpose: PURPOSE: Primarily developed for monitoring and assessment of coral bleaching.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 85.25   S: -80.25   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Coral Bleaching Monitoring Datasets
Dataset Release Date: 2000-12-02
Dataset Release Place: Suitland, Maryland, USA
Dataset Publisher: NOAA Coral Reef Watch
Data Presentation Form: remote sensing image and gridded data
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-05-28
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.5 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.5 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
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Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: * SST values are accurate to within 0.5 degrees C and adjusted by in-situ information (buoys) to best-approximate SST at a depth of 1 meter. However, to provide a complete global coverage, estimation of SSTs at all pixels that are cloud covered may occasionally reduce the accuracy of SST at these pixels. * SST Anomalies are somewhat less reliable at high latitudes where ... View entire text
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Use Constraints Not intended for legal use. Data may contain inaccuracies due to clouded or mixed pixels.
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Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Email: info at
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution Format: HDF Release 4
Fees: None
Phone: (303)497-6280
Fax: (303)497-6513
Email: paleo at
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
325 Broadway, Code E/GC
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303-3328
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-02
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