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The Caribbean/Gulf of Mexico Regional Node web site is designed to supply users with satellite data files and previews in near-real-time. Image data is available for a number of different regions and product data types. Access to CoastWatch satellite data is free and unrestricted.
CoastWatch users can download data files for use with one of the CoastWatch software packages, plot data using the web site online preview, or convert data to other data formats for use in GIS or scientific plotting packages.
Visual Catalog: Look through the most recent CoastWatch satellite data passes using a catalog of color images. High resolution sea surface temperatures can be immediately viewed by clicking on cloud-free areas of the coast. New! WebGis Interface: Access and display both raster and vector layers within a GIS environment. The interface includes WMS and WFS servers. New! ERDAP Server: Visualize, customize and download oceanographic datasets in a wide variety of formats. New! THREDDS Server: Retrieve aggregated near-real-time oceanographic datasets through our THREDDS Server. It provides OPENDAP, WCS and NetCDF subset access to oceanographic datasets. Near Real Time Wind Data: Display and retrieve surface wind data from a variety of sensors(QuikSCAT, SSMI, TMI, ERS-2, TOPEX, Jason-1, GFO and Drifters). Altimeter and GTS Data: Sea Height Anomalies (SHA), geostrophic currents, and other data from GTS (drifters, XBT, ...). By Joaquin A. Trinanes and Gustavo Goni. Upper Ocean Heat Content: Upper ocean thermal structure derived from the Sea Surface Height and Sea Surface Temperature fields. Updated daily. By Gustavo Goni and Joaquin Trinanes. Atlantic SST maps: Display and retrieve daily and pentad Sea Surface Temperature maps for the Atlantic Ocean. These maps are created using data from the POES satellites. XBT Data: XBT profiles distributed via GTS. Other databases available are: Historical Kriged Drifter data, GTS TESAC and BUOY reports, ... GIF, ASCII and PDF outputs. CO2 Flux Maps: We have developed algorithms to create CO2 flux maps in the Caribbean using satellite data. Details can be found in Olsen, A., J. Trinanes and R. Wanninkhof,"Sea-air flux of CO2 in the Caribbean Sea estimated using in situ and remote sensing data, Remote Sensing of Environment" , 89 , 309.325, 2004.] New! Caribbean Acidification: In collaboration with NOAA/AOML/OCD and NOAA Coral Reef Watch, we are estimating and distributing daily seawater pCO2 fields and other parameters derived from the carbonate system equations. Color Data: The CoastWatch Search Interface provides access to MODIS and SeaWiFS color data for a selected geographic region. Besides Ocean Color, GOES and POES SST products are also available here.
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