NOAA CoastWatch East Coast Node
Data Types Info Data Types: SST         - AVHRR                 - GOES                 - Geo-Polar Blended                 - PODAAC MUR Chl-a       - MODIS Clarity     - K490                 - Rrs667 (MODIS)                 - Rrs672 (VIIRS)                 - TSM True Color (VIIRS)
Data Access Info Direct Download: HTTP Direct Download: FTP
Region Info Regions: U.S. East Coast North East Coast Gulf of Maine Massachusetts & RI Bays Mid-Atlantic Coast NY-NJ Bight & Long Island Sound Chesapeake & Delaware Bays South East Coast Carolina Coast Florida - Georgia Coast

 

Data Types

CoastWatch East Coast Node makes a variety of oceanographic satellite data available on a near real-time basis to coastal resource managers, scientists, and the general public.

Data Type Satellite/Instrument Specifications
Sea Surface Temperature AVHRR instrument on NOAA POES & European MetOp satellites:
NOAA-18, NOAA-19, MetOp-1, MetOp-2
More info
Data access: FTP, HTTP
  • Daytime and nighttime orbit passes over East Coast region for each satellite.
  • Daily, 3-day and 7-day composites (all satellites, day and night combined).
  • 1.1 km spatial resolution
Imager instrument on GOES-East satellite
More info
Data access: FTP, HTTP
  • 3-hourly data for East Coast region
  • Daily and 3-day composites for East Coast and Carolina regions (day and night combined)
  • 4 km spatial resolution
Geo-Polar Blend of all current geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites
More info
Data access: FTP, HTTP
  • Cloud-free
  • Daily, night only
  • East Coast, Northeast, Mid-atlantic, and Southeast regions
  • 5 km spatial resolution
Multi-scale Ultra-high Resolution (MUR) SST from JPL/PODAAC
More info
Data access: FTP, HTTP
  • Multi-satellite blend
  • Cloud-free
  • Daily
  • East Coast, Northeast, Mid-atlantic, and Southeast regions
    (and bay and estuarine sub-regions)
  • 1 km spatial resolution
Chlorophyll-a MODIS instrument on NASA Aqua satellite
More info
Data access (NOAA OC3 NIR-SWIR algorithm): FTP, HTTP
  • NOAA OC3 NIR-SWIR algorithm for all regions
  • Availble by request (more info):
    • NASA OC3-NIR algorithm processed by NOAA for all regions (except Chesapeake Bay)
    • Region-specific NASA OC3-NIR algorithm for Chesapeake Bay
  • Once daily
  • 1 km spatial resolution
Diffuse Attenuation at 490 nm (K-490) MODIS instrument on NASA Aqua satellite
More info
Data access (standard algorithm): FTP, HTTP
Data access (NOAA algorithm): FTP, HTTP
  • Standard algorithm (GSFC's KD2) for East Coast and all regions
  • NOAA algorithm (Wang, 2009) for turbid coastal water combined with GSFC standard algorithm for open-ocean water. Generated for regions: East Coast, Chesapeake Bay, Outer Banks, and South East Coast.
  • Once daily
  • 1 km spatial resolution
Remote-Sensing Reflectance (Rrs) at Red Wavelengths MODIS instrument on NASA Aqua satellite
More info
Data access: FTP, HTTP
  • Rrs at 667 nm wavelength
  • All regions except Chesapeake Bay
  • Once daily
  • 1 km spatial resolution
VIIRS instrument on Suomi-NPP satellite
More info
Data access: FTP, HTTP
  • Rrs at 672 nm wavelength
  • All regions except Chesapeake Bay
  • Once daily
  • 750 m spatial resolution
Total Suspended Matter (TSM) MODIS instrument on NASA Aqua satellite
More info
Data access: FTP, HTTP
  • Chesapeake Bay only
  • Once daily
  • 250 m spatial resolution
True Color VIIRS instrument on Suomi-NPP satellite
More info
Data access: FTP, HTTP
  • Red, green and blue wavelengths
  • Once daily
  • 750 m spatial resolution

Data Access via direct download of data files and images: FTP, HTTP
East Coast Node filenaming convention
Sample shell script to download data from http directory tree
Latitude-Longitude file for each region



 
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