NOAA Coral Reef Watch Products List

In addition to being accessible from the left-hand navigation bar, the products in NOAA Coral Reef Watch's decision support system (DSS) for coral bleaching management can be accessed from the tables and links below.

Visit our tutorial for an introduction to the Coral Reef Watch products.
View our methodology page or NOAA/NESDIS Technical Report for details about our 50-km products.
For more technical details about the 5-km product suite, see Liu et al. 2014.

See recommended citations for CRW products and methodologies.


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Daily 5-km Coral Bleaching Thermal Stress Product Suite:
Bleaching Alert Area (7-day max)
Bleaching alert status
E X X   X X    
Coral Bleaching HotSpot
Current thermal stress (HotSpot)
E X X   X X    
Degree Heating Week
Accumulated thermal stress (DHW)
E X X   X X    
SST
Sea Surface Temperature
E X X   X X    
SST Anomaly
Sea Surface Temperature anomalies
E X X   X X    
7-Day SST Trend
Sea Surface Temperature trend for last 7 days
E X X     X    
Virtual Stations
212 regional sites
E X     X   X X

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HDF
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Twice-Weekly 50-km Coral Bleaching Thermal Stress Product Suite:
Bleaching Alert Area
Bleaching alert status
O X X X X X    
Coral Bleaching HotSpot
Current thermal stress (HotSpot)
O X X X X X    
Degree Heating Week
Accumulated thermal stress (DHW)
O X X X X X    
SST
Sea Surface Temperature
O X X X X X    
SST Anomaly
Sea Surface Temperature anomalies
O X X X X X    
Virtual Stations
227 individual sites
O X     X   X  
Composites
Annual, monthly, and year-to-date max, min, and/or mean: Bleaching Alert Area, DHW, HotSpot, SST, SST Anomaly
E   X   X X    
Twice-Weekly Enhanced 50-km (E-50) Products: -- available; no longer updated (Oct. 8, 2014)
E-50 Bleaching Alert Area
Bleaching alert status
E X X          
E-50 Coral Bleaching HotSpot
Current thermal stress (HotSpot)
E X X          
E-50 Degree Heating Week
Accumulated thermal stress (DHW)
E X X          
E-50 SST
Sea Surface Temperature
E X X          
E-50 SST Anomaly
Sea Surface Temperature anomalies
E X X          

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netCDF or HDF
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Other Products in Coral Reef Watch's DSS for Coral Bleaching Management:
Bleaching Outlook (probabilistic)
Future bleaching conditions
(4-month and weekly)
E X X          
Bleaching Outlook (statistical)
Future bleaching conditions
(4-month and weekly)
D X X X X      
Larval Connectivity
Potential connectivity of larvae among reefs/atolls
(Hawaii and Johnston Atoll)
E   X     X    
Thermal History
Thermal stress metrics (1985-2012)
E   X   X      
Light Stress Damage
Light & temperature stress for corals
(Caribbean and Eastern Pacific)
E X X          
Coral Disease Outbreak Risk
Outbreak risk maps (Hawaii and Australia's Great Barrier Reef)
E X X          
Ocean Acidification
Monthly ocean acidification models (Caribbean)
E X X X X X X  
Short-Term SST Trends (50-km)
21-day temperature trends
E X X          
Additional Experimental 50-km Virtual Stations
26 individual sites
E X         X  
Doldrums
Persistent low-wind areas
R&D X X X X X    

Status:
O = Operational; stable product with 24/7 support
E = Experimental; product under evaluation, changes are possible
D = Discontinued; product is no longer available, past data are accessible by contacting NOAA CRW
R&D = Research & Development; future improvements are planned


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