The Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) is part of the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS). NESDIS is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Department of Commerce.
Sea surface temperature (SST) is the water temperature close to the ocean's surface. The exact meaning of surface varies according to the measurement method used, but it is between 1 millimetre (0.04 in) and 20 metres (70 ft) below the sea surface.
Land temperatures, though slightly inaccurate, show the heat emitted from major cities (such as Philadelphia and NYC). Currently we track the NOAA-15, 17, and 18 satellites. The raw satellite data is processed to sea surface temperature using the Multi-channel Sea Surface Temperature (MCSST) algorithm using SeaSpace Terascan
The Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) is an internationally known research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. SSEC develops and utilizes instrumentation, algorithms, satellite ground and satellite archive systems to study the Earth and other planetary atmospheres.
Sea surface temperatures have a large influence on climate and weather. For example, every 3 to 7 years a wide swath of the Pacific Ocean along the equator warms by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius. This warming is a hallmark of the climate pattern El Niño, which changes rainfall patterns around the globe ...
Sea Surface Temperature (SST) is an important factor for weather forecasts and climate outlooks. Where sea surface temperatures are relatively high, heat energy and moisture enter the atmosphere. Downwind of these warm areas, chances for precipitation are enhanced. Conversely, lower sea surface temperatures mean less evaporation.
CoastWatch SST: CoastWatch sea surface temperatures are derived from a set of multi-channel atmospherically corrected algorithms using brightness temperatures from channels 3, 4 and 5, albedo information from channels 1 and 2 and satellite and solar zenith angles.
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 ...
PSD Map Room - Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Plots created from daily, weekly, and monthly NOAA Optimum Interpolation (OI) Version 2 SST data. These graphical products are not guaranteed to be updated on a regular basis. They are intended to serve as examples of our ongoing work. You are free to use and distribute these images, but we request ...
SST charts for the big game fishing enthusiast with sea surface temperature, chlorophyll, and currents on easy to use maps.