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.

For more technical details about the 5-km suite, see Liu et al. 2017 and 2014, and Heron et al. 2016 and 2015.

Visit our tutorial for an introduction to Coral Reef Watch's 50-km product suite.
View our methodology page or NOAA/NESDIS Technical Report for details about our 50-km products.

See recommended citations for CRW products and methodologies.


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netCDF
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Daily Global 5-km Satellite Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Product Suite:
Bleaching Alert Area (7-day max)
Bleaching alert status
E X X   X X    
Coral Bleaching HotSpot
Current heat stress (HotSpot)
E X X   X X    
Degree Heating Week
Accumulated heat 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    
Regional Virtual Stations
213 regional sites
E X     X   X X

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HDF
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Twice-Weekly Global 50-km Satellite Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Product Suite:
Bleaching Alert Area
Bleaching alert status
O X X X X X    
Coral Bleaching HotSpot
Current heat stress (HotSpot)
O X X X X X    
Degree Heating Week
Accumulated heat 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  
Additional Experimental Virtual Stations
26 individual sites
E 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    

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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)
Modeled future bleaching conditions
(4-month and weekly)
E X X          
Larval Connectivity
Potential connectivity of larvae among reefs/atolls
(Hawaii/Johnston Atoll and Florida)
E   X     X    
Thermal History
Thermal conditions (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  
Doldrums
Persistent low-wind areas
R&D X X X X X    

Status:
O = Operational; stable product with 24/7 NOAA support
E = Experimental; product under evaluation, changes are possible
R&D = Research & Development; future improvements are planned


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