Sea Surface Temperature

clickable global map of SSTs
SSTs in Mediterranean and Red Sea SSTs around India SSTs east of Japan SSTs around Hawaii SSTs around Central America SSTs West of Africa SSTs in Mediterranean and Red Sea SSTs around southern Africa SSTs in the southern Indian Ocean SSTs around Australia SSTs in the South Pacific SSTs west of South America SSTs east of Brazil SSTs around southern Africa Click on the image to zoom in.

Current images: Global | E.Hem. | W.Hem. | Pacific | Caribbean | Coral Triangle


Data Formats Available

images Image Archives
Regional imagery and image archives from OSDPD.
Google Earth Google Earth
All of our satellite data products are available on Google Earth.
Virtual Stations Virtual Stations
Imagery, graphs, ASCII data, and e-mail alerts for reef pixels around the world.
animations Animations
Data animations and downloadable animated GIF files from OSDPD.
HDF data HDF data files
Raw data in Hierarchical Data Format (HDF), with free NOAA viewing software.


The SST product shows the nighttime ocean temperature, from the AVHRR sensor on NOAA's polar-orbiting satellites. The temperature scale goes from -2 to 34 degrees C. Spatial resolution is one-half degree.


Product description in the tutorial.
Technical details on the methodology page.