Thermal History - Monthly Climatology (1985-2012)
(Version 2.1, experimental, released September 13, 2019)

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Monthly Climatology

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Regional Monthly Climatology


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Product Description

Monthly Climatology: The long-term expected temperature for each month is used as the baseline for calculating sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies and heat stress. The Monthly Climatology is set to the regression solution at the time 1988.286, which is the time-center (temporal mid-point) of Coral Reef Watch's heritage 50km climatology and subsequent 5km climatologies (both current and historical)1. Climatology values are determined at coral reef-containing and adjacent satellite pixel locations worldwide, for the period 1985-2012, using the Version 3.1 'CoralTemp' daily global 5km satellite SST data product.

1Heron SF, et al. (2014) Climatology development for NOAA Coral Reef Watch's 5-km product suite. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 145. NOAA/NESDIS. College Park, MD. 30pp.

 

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