Satellite Coral Bleaching Monitoring Datasets

Daily 5-km Monitoring Raw Data (netCDF)*
Variable Data for download File
size
Preview
Image
Data Info
Sea Surface Temperature (SST) FTP Varies Image Coming soon
SST Anomaly (SSTA) FTP Varies Image Coming soon
Bleaching HotSpot (HS) FTP Varies Image Coming soon
Degree Heating Week (DHW) FTP Varies Image Coming soon
Bleaching Alert Area (7-day max) FTP Varies Image Coming soon

Twice-Weekly 50-km Monitoring Raw Data (HDF)*
Variable Data for download
(choose desired server below)
File
size
Preview
Image
Data Info
Sea Surface Temperature (SST) FTP, HTTP, OPeNDAP, THREDDS 0.4MB Image Metadata
SST Anomaly (SSTA) FTP, HTTP, OPeNDAP, THREDDS 0.4MB Image Metadata
Bleaching HotSpot (HS) FTP, HTTP, OPeNDAP, THREDDS 0.3MB Image Metadata
Degree Heating Week (DHW) FTP, HTTP, OPeNDAP, THREDDS 0.3MB Image Metadata
Bleaching Alert Area (BAA) FTP, HTTP, OPeNDAP, THREDDS 0.3MB Image Metadata
All-in-one**
(SST, SSTA, HS and DHW only)
FTP, HTTP, OPeNDAP, THREDDS 1.4MB N/A See
metadata
above

Archives, from 2000 to Present: 50-km HDF data and preview images
Variable Data for download
(choose desired server below)
Data Info
Sea Surface Temperature (SST) FTP, HTTP, OPeNDAP, THREDDS Metadata
SST Anomaly (SSTA) FTP, HTTP, OPeNDAP, THREDDS Metadata
Bleaching HotSpot (HS) FTP, HTTP, OPeNDAP, THREDDS Metadata
Degree Heating Week (DHW) FTP, HTTP, OPeNDAP, THREDDS Metadata
Bleaching Alert Area (BAA) FTP, HTTP, OPeNDAP, THREDDS Metadata
All-in-one**
(SST, SSTA, HS and DHW only)
FTP, HTTP, OPeNDAP, THREDDS See
metadata
above
These data files are also available from NOAA's CLASS archive.

2001-Present Monthly, Year-to-date, and Annual Composites
Maximum Bleaching Alert Area
Maximum Degree Heating Week
Maximum HotSpot
Maximum Sea Surface Temperature
Mean Sea Surface Temperature
Maximum SST Anomaly
Minimum SST Anomaly
Mean SST Anomaly

Coral Reef Watch Operational 50-km Satellite Nighttime SST Climatologies
Data type .zip files .gz files
HDF data files data_files_hdf.zip (3.6MB) data_files_hdf.tar.gz (3.5MB)
Browse Images images_browse.zip (836K) images_browse.tar.gz (836K)
This data package includes 50-km monthly mean satellite-only nighttime SST climatologies for 12 months and the maximum of these monthly mean climatologies. The 12 monthly mean SST climatologies have been used for producing CRW's near-real-time SST Anomaly product. The maximum climatology is also known as the Maximum Monthly Mean SST (MMMSST) Climatology and has been used for producing CRW's near-real-time HotSpot product. For more information on these climatologies, please visit the methodology web page.

 
V3.2.3: CoastWatch Software Tools for Coral Reef Watch HDF Data
(data visualization, information, statistics, graphic output, etc.)

Please read the instructions and README before installing.
 

Name Operating
System
Size Last Modified
cwf_3_2_3_win32.exe Windows 62 MB Apr 1, 2009
cwf_3_2_3_macosx.dmg Mac 51 MB Apr 1, 2009
cwf_3_2_3_linux.tar.gz Linux 69 MB Apr 1, 2009
For the software for other platforms and operating systems, additional information, and newer versions available, please check out CoastWatch's Software and Utilities web page.

You can optionally verify the download using the MD5SUM code.
 

User's Guide (cwf_ug_3_2_3.pdf) PDF file 1.9 MB Apr 1, 2009
 
Previous versions of the software tools

* The sea surface temperatures (SSTs) used in bleaching monitoring are nighttime-only and all other variables are derived from the nighttime-only SSTs.
** An all-in-one data file contains four variables (SST, SST Anomaly, Bleaching HotSpot, and Degree Heating Week) but does not include data from the Bleaching Alert Area product.
*** Unfortunately, our OPeNDAP service is temporarily not available.

To learn more about the Coral Reef Watch 50-km products,
please go to the
methodology web page.


A suite of datasets used by NOAA Coral Reef Watch for its near-real-time satellite coral bleaching thermal stress monitoring are now available for download and use. These are the data that have been used for making the images and graphs posted on our satellite monitoring website. 5-km data are available in the network Common Data Form (netCDF) and 50-km data are available in the Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) via FTP, HTTP, and OPeNDAP servers.

The first five tables above list the available data files and the protocols in which the data can be downloaded. Users can choose a desired server for download by clicking on the server name. Using the OPeNDAP protocol, metadata (i.e., information about the data file) contained in an HDF data file can be viewed before download. Click here for more information about our HDF data.

The last table provides some software tools (the CoastWatch Software Library and Utilities) that can be used for visualizing data, viewing data information and values, calculating certain statistics, creating graphic output, etc. Please see our Software Details page for more information. The software is easy to install and use and is customized for Coral Reef Watch HDF data files. This software is not required to visualize and manipulate the data; many commonly used computer languages and software packages can read and process HDF files. Click here for more information about the CoastWatch software tools.


We request proper credit and citation to NOAA Coral Reef Watch
and CoastWatch when using the data and software.


Acknowledgements: We thank Peter Hollemans (the creator and developer of the CoastWatch Software Library and Utilities) of Terrenus Earth Sciences and Ken Casey of NOAA NODC for their suggestions, comments, and assistance in developing our HDF metadata specification. We thank Peter Hollemans for his collaborative work in customizing the CoastWatch Software Library and Utilities, including CDAT, for our Coral Reef Watch users.