NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) CoralTemp: 5km Gap-free Analyzed Blended Sea Surface Temperature Product for the Global Ocean

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The NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) CoralTemp, currently Version 1.0, is a global, 0.05-degree (5km) spatial resolution, daily, foundation sea surface temperature (SST) product. CoralTemp provides a night-only water temperature at a depth of 20cm, minimizing the diurnal warming signal. The dataset is completely gap-free from 1985 to the present. CoralTemp is derived from three separate, but related datasets: the Operational Sea Surface Temperature and Sea Ice Analysis (OSTIA) Reanalysis (January 1985 to November 2002), the NOAA/National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) Blended Reanalysis (November 2002 to October 2016), and the NOAA/NESDIS Blended near-real-time product (October 2016 to present). Together, these datasets provide a consistent SST product from January 1, 1985, to the present. Each CoralTemp file also includes an array that describes the sea-ice fraction for each SST pixel.
  • Cite as: Skirving, William J.; Marsh, Benjamin L; Liu, Gang; De La Cour, Jacqueline L.; Harris, Andy; Heron, Scott F.; Geiger, Erick F.; Maturi, Eileen; Eakin, C. Mark (2018). NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) CoralTemp: 5km Gap-free Analyzed Blended Sea Surface Temperature Product for the Global Ocean. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/nabc-kh20. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1985-01-01 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-11-28
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
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.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Skirving, William J.; Marsh, Benjamin L; Liu, Gang; De La Cour, Jacqueline L.; Harris, Andy; Heron, Scott F.; Geiger, Erick F.; Maturi, Eileen; Eakin, C. Mark (2018). NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) CoralTemp: 5km Gap-free Analyzed Blended Sea Surface Temperature Product for the Global Ocean. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/nabc-kh20. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Skirving, William J.
  • Marsh, Benjamin L
  • Liu, Gang
    US DOC; NOAA; NESDIS; Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR)
  • De La Cour, Jacqueline L.
  • Harris, Andy
  • Heron, Scott F.
  • Geiger, Erick F.
  • Maturi, Eileen
  • Eakin, C. Mark
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  • 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.
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
  • Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature (SST)
  • Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
  • Spectral/Engineering > Infrared Wavelengths > Thermal Infrared
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords SeaDataNet Ship and Platform 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.; Harris, Andy; Heron, Scott F.; Geiger, Erick F.; Maturi, Eileen; Eakin, C. Mark (2018). NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) CoralTemp: 5km Gap-free Analyzed Blended Sea Surface Temperature Product for the Global Ocean. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/nabc-kh20. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2018-11-28T20:35:34Z - NCEI Accession 0178835 v1.1 was published.
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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
  • Meteosat-9
  • MetOp-A
  • MetOp-B (Meteorological Operational satellite-B)
  • moored buoy
  • 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
  • Suomi NPP
  • TOGA-TAO BUOY ARRAYS
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