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1998 Animations of Coral Bleaching Hotspots from NOAA/NESDIS
Entry ID: NOAA_BLEACH98

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Summary
Abstract: The year of 1998 was a difficult time for the worlds coral reefs, with
abnormally warm sea surface temperatures (SST's) causing widespread
coral bleaching. The animations and images on this page show the
differences between the climatological maximum monthly mean SST
(i.e. the expected summer-time maximum) and the satellite-derived
NOAA/NESDIS night time SST fields. When the night time SST field is
warmer than the expected summer-time maximum by 1 degree C, the
region is shown in orange as a potential coral bleaching hotspot.

NOAA/NESDIS oceanographer, Dr. Al Strong, has collected reports of
coral bleaching from an informal network of coral
reef researchers and observers. These reports have been overlayed
on the following 1998 animations and images:


Animation of Great Barrier Reef Bleaching Event, El Nino,
1/17/98-4/17/98, (1.6 mb)

Animation of Indian Ocean Bleaching Event, El Nino/La Nina transition
period , 3/24/98-7/24/98, (1.0 mb)

Animation of Bahrain, Red Sea and Eastern Pacific Bleaching Events,
early La Nina, 7/4/98-10/27/98, (0.8 mb)

Animation of Western Hemisphere Bleaching Events, early La Nina,
6/20/98-11/7 /98, (1.1 mb)

Animation of HotSpots during El Nino,1/3/98-6/6/98 in the Western
Hemisphere, (2.0 mb)

Indian Ocean Bleaching Event - time series , 3/24/98-8/11/98

Western Hemisphere Bleaching Event - time series, 6/20/98-9/8/98

Related URL
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Description: NOAA/NESDIS 1998 Coral Bleaching HotSpots


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-01-17
Stop Date: 1998-09-08


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN


Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >CORAL REEFS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >CORAL DEPOSITS    [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >TELECONNECTIONS >EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO) >ENSO    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS >CORALS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS >BENTHIC    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS >COASTAL    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS >REEF    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Keywords
CORAL
CORAL REEF
CORAL REEFS
CORALS
REEF
REEF CORALS
REEFS
RETROSPECTIVE ANIMATIONS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.osdpd.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: OSDPD INFORMATION PROCESSING DIVISION
Email: Limin.Zhao at noaa.gov



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online


Personnel
MELANIE F. MEAUX
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov


MARGUERITE TOSCANO
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: mtoscano at nesdis.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA Science Center
5200 Auth Road
City: Camp Springs
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-02-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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