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Sea Surface Temperature Analysis

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Information on Data and Images

Atlantic Basin Scale
The data for this image, A daily, high-resolution, real-time, global, sea surface temperature (RTG_SST) analysis, is produced by the NCEP Marine Modeling and Analysis Branch. This daily sea surface temperature product is produced on a twelfth-degree (latitude, longitude) grid, with a two-dimensional variational interpolation analysis of the most recent 24-hours buoy and ship data, satellite-retrieved SST data, and SST's derived from satellite-observed sea-ice coverage. For more information on this data, please go to the RTG_SST web site.

Northeast, New England and Southern New England Scales
These images are generated with data collected from NOAA Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES). Currently, data from NOAA-15, 16, 17 and 18 satellites are utilized, each satellite making an average of 4 passes over the Northeast US Coastal Waters on any given day. To see where the satellites are located in their orbits click HERE.

The data comes from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometers (AVHRR) on each of the Satellites. The data is collected and processed by NESDIS, then made available for download by NOAA CoastWatch. The data for these images is at 1.4 km resolution, and is a composite of 7 days worth of data, with the most recent data always used. This composite, in many situations, will help to avoid missing data due to cloud cover. However, at times of prolonged storminess along the East Coast, missing data is inevitable.

For comparrison, we have overlayed seawater temperatures which are measured at 1-meter depth, by sensors on NOAA fixed buoys along the eastern seaboard, and telemetered to the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC).

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