Satellite Imagery
De-clouded 8-Day Average Sea Surface Temps
Attention Google Earth users: Sea Surface Temperature .kmz files for selected regions are now available here. Learn more about Google Earth at http://earth.google.com It is free to download and easy to use.
Sea Surface Temperature
Alabama
Bahamas
Northeast
Cape Cod
Cape Hatteras
Chesapeake Bay
Eastcoast
EDDIES Project
Florida Current
Florida Coast
Georgia Coast
Gulf of Mexico
Gulf Stream
JCNERRS
Latte
Leo-15
Louisiana
Maine
North Mid-Atlantic Bight
New York Bight (Ft)
New York Bight (M)
SHAREM Project
Southern New England
Mid-Atlantic Bight
Hudson Canyon Zoom
 
Sea Surface Temperature Daily Composite
Northeast
Eastcoast
Gulf of Mexico
Gulf Stream
 
Chlorophyll Concentration
Northeast
Gulf of Mexico
JCNERRS
Latte
North Mid-Atlantic Bight
New York Bight (M)
 
De-clouded 3-Day Average Sea Surface Temps
Northeast
 
MODIS-AQUA Absorption Products (APS)
Northeast
Latte
New York Bight (M)
 
De-clouded 8-Day Average Sea Surface Temps
Northeast
 
Sea Surface Temperature Codar Overlays
Northeast
Latte
 
De-clouded Sea Surface Temperatures
Northeast
 
MODIS-AQUA Backscatter Products (APS)
Northeast
Latte
New York Bight (M)
 





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De-clouded AVHRR Sea Surface Temperatures
Eight Day Rolling Averages


Available Regions:
Northeast

Satellite Orbits

The data on this web page have been collected from NOAA-12, 14, 16, 17, and 18 satellites. To see where the active satellites are located in their orbits, click HERE

A few notes on the De-clouded 8-Day Average Sea Surface Temps Image Archive

The images in this database are from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR).

We record approximately 9 AVHRR passes per day with our L-Band satellite dish.

The raw satellite data is processed to sea surface temperature using the Multi-channel Sea Surface Temperature (MCSST) algorithm using SeaSpace Terascan software. For more information on this algorithm check out the primer (pdf file) written by our collegue Dr. Frank Monaldo at Johns Hopkins University.

These Eight Day Rolling Average De-clouded images are averaged over the previous 8 days. This "fills" the image, but has a tendency to smooth the SST features. The range or variability of temperature at each pixel over those 8 days is also plotted to give the user a sense for how dynamic each pixel is over the last 8 days. De-clouding and averaging were conducted by Dr. Matt Oliver of the University of Delaware.

The AVHRR sensor has a spectral resolution of 5 channels in the visible and infrared spectrum. The spatial resolution of the data is 1km. All time stamps are in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). GMT is 4 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time from March to November and 5 hours ahead the rest of the year (daylight savings time is not observed in England).


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