Sea Surface Temperature and Temperature Anomaly 2015-2016
These maps, showing sea surface temperature and sea surface temperature anomalies, reveal the progression of the strong 2015-16 El Nino event from January 1, 2015 to January 2, 2016. The sea surface temperature data are seven-day averages calculated using daily thermal data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument. Missing data have been filled with monthly-average data. The sea surface temperature anomaly data are seven-day averages calculated using the 5-kilometer Coral Reef Watch product produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The data are based on observations from geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites.
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Generated using SST data from MODIS and SSTA data from NOAA's Coral Reef Watch
Reef Watch Generated using AVISO Products
- Marit Jentoft-Nilsen (None)
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Datasets used in this visualization
NOAA Coral Reef Watch (A.K.A. Daily 5-km Satellite Coral Bleaching Thermal Stress Monitoring SST Anomaly)
Aqua Sea Surface Temperature (Collected with the MODIS sensor)
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