Satellite Coral Bleaching Products (DSI-3621)Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00574
Abstract: Please be aware that NCDC has now combined this dataset in with NOAA Polar Orbiting Satellites, DS-3615 (C00573). Satellite Coral Bleaching Products is digital data set DSI-3621, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This is oceanographic satellite data, which is provided by the Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (OSDPD) of the National Environmental Satellite, ... Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). DSI-3621 includes the 50 km nighttime only Sea Surface Temperature (SST), SST anomaly, HotSpot and Degree Heating Weeks (DHWs). These products are designed to monitor and predict possible coral bleaching events. The HotSpot highlights regions of extreme warm water that can be harmful to coral reefs, where sea surface temperatures are at least 1 degree C above the maximum SST fromclimatology. The DHWs is allowed to accumulate when the HotSpot is above 1 degree C, and it is used to indicate the accumulated thermal stress that coral reefs experience. These satellite coral bleaching monitoring products are widely used and have been featured on national newscasts, National Geographic, public television, etc., and are extremely important to NOAA outreach to the public as well as coral reef and climate scientists and marine managers. The binary flat data file includes a header record and 12 data records. The header record is a 720 column integer (I x 2) array and contains the number of columns, number of rows, the oldest time of SST observations (month, day, year), the latest time of SST observations (month, day, year), starting Day of Year, current Day of Year, spatial resolution of grid points, minimum latitude, maximum latitude, minimum longitude, maximum longitude. The data record contains twelve integer arrays with dimensions of 720 x 331, which include nighttime only SST, SST anomaly, HotSpots, DHWs and the first and last Day of Year of HotSpots occur, number of observations, ages of most recent observation, reliability, physiographic descriptor and ice field. Currently, only NOAA-16 products are available in NCDC archive. These products are Level-4 products derived from the NESDIS 50 km nighttime only SST data. The climatology for SST anomalies, HotSpots and DHWs are derived from Multi-Channel SSTs (MCSSTs) reprocessed by the Rosenstiel Schoolof Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) of the University of Miami (Gleeson and Strong, 1995). These data are projected with the cylinder equal-distance projection. The satellite coral bleaching products are surface products that provide a global coverage. These data are produced twice a week and available since February 2003 at NCDC.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Satellite Coral Bleaching Products (DSI-3621)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: Remote Sensing ImageOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 2003-02-01
Latitude Resolution: 50 Km
Longitude Resolution: 50 Km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > CORAL REEFS
OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > LONGWAVE RADIATION
OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > WATER-LEAVING RADIANCE
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > CNIDARIANS > ANTHOZOANS/HEXACORALS > HARD OR STONY CORALS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Since the coral bleaching products are Level-4 products that are derived from NESDIS 50 km nighttime only SST products, the quality of the products depends both on NESDIS 50km nighttime only SST and the SST climatology used. The current SST climatology is derived from Multi-Channel SSTs (MCSSTs) reprocessed by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science ... (RSMAS) of the University of Miami (Gleeson and Strong, 1995). Currently, no particular QC flags are assigned to the products. However, four data fields: number of observations, age of most recent observation, reliability and ice field, are included as quality reference flags for users. Note: The products are currently not used (not reliable) in areas where latitudes are beyond +/- 45 degree although the data set provides a global coverage.
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Unknown
PROCESS DATE: Unknown
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. 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 None
Data Set Progress
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-06-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21