Data Catalog

 

The West Coast Node ERDDAP data server has over 1700 datasets. On this catalog page, we have listed the only datasets that are most often used by visitors to our website. To see a full listing of the available dataset, please click on "ERDDAP Server" link above within the "Quick List" menu item.

Global Single Sensor

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These VIIRS SST data are produced using the NOAA Advanced Clear-Sky Processor for Ocean (ACSPO) SST system from the afternoon NPP and N20 satellites.

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SNPP Daily NOAA-20 Daily

Spatial Coverage

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This is the delayed, science-quality version of Sea Surface Temperature (SST), masked, from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on Aqua, Level-3 Standard Mapped Image (SMI), from NASA GSFC OBPG, R2019.0.

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SNPP Daily NOAA-20 Daily

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Gap Filled | Blended | Multiple Sensors

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Analyzed blended sea surface temperature over the global ocean using night only input data. An SST estimation scheme which combines multi-satellite retrievals of sea surface temperature datasets available from polar orbiters, geostationary InfraRed (IR) and microwave sensors into a single global analysis. This global SST analysis provides a daily gap-free map of the foundation sea surface temperature at a 0.05º spatial resolution.

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NRT & SQ SQ Only NRT Only

Spatial Coverage

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A Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly product created by ERD based on JPL MUR's climatology (2003-2014) of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) Multi-scale Ultra-high Resolution (MUR), merged, multi-sensor L4 v4.1 Foundation SST analysis product (part of the Group for High-Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) project).


Spatial Coverage

Long Time Series

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CoralTemp 5km gap-free analysed blended sea surface temperature over the global ocean. CoralTemp is derived from three different but related 5km daily gap-free SST data sets and provides an internally consistent SST product that stretches from 1985 to present: Operational Sea Surface Temperature and Sea Ice Analysis (OSTIA) Sea Surface Temperature Reanalysis (1985-2002), Geo-Polar Blended Night-only Sea Surface Temperature Reanalysis (2002-2016), Geo-Polar Blended Night-only Sea Surface Temperature Near Real-Time (2017 to present).


Spatial Coverage

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Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) Pathfinder Version 5.3 L3-Collated (L3C) sea surface temperature. This netCDF-4 file contains sea surface temperature (SST) data produced as part of the AVHRR Pathfinder SST Project. These data were created using Version 5.3 of the Pathfinder algorithm.

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Daily 8-Day Monthly


Spatial Coverage

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NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) 1/4 Degree Daily Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature (OISST) Analysis, Version 2.1 - Inter. NOAAs 1/4-degree Daily Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature (OISST) (sometimes referred to as Reynolds SST, which however also refers to earlier products at different resolution), currently available as version v02r01, is created by interpolating and extrapolating SST observations from different sources, resulting in a smoothed complete field.


Spatial Coverage

Regional

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These high-resolution SST data are produced using the NOAA Advanced Clear-Sky Processor for Ocean (ACSPO) SST system NPP VIIRS is a multi-disciplinary instrument that flies on the Suomi-NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite.

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3-Day

Spatial Coverage

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These high-resolution SST data are produced using the NOAA Advanced Clear-Sky Processor for Ocean (ACSPO) SST system NPP VIIRS is a multi-disciplinary instrument that flies on the Suomi-NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite.

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3-Day

Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)

NOAA CoastWatch provides SST data from NASA's Aqua Spacecraft. Measurements are gathered by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) carried aboard the spacecraft.

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Daily 3-Day 8-Day 14-Day Monthly

Spatial Coverage

Geostationary

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Sea surface temperature retrievals produced by NOAA/NESDIS/STAR from the ABI sensor on the GOES-16 satellite covering the US East Coast and more. L2P algorithm V2.70; L3U algorithm V4.1.5. SSTs are a weighted average of the SSTs of contributing pixels. .

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Hourly


Spatial Coverage

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NOAA CoastWatch provides SST data from the NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES). Measurements are gathered by the GOES Imager, a multi-channel radiometer carried aboard the satellite. SST is available for hourly Imager measurements, or in composite images of various durations.

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Hourly Daily 3-Day 8-Day 14-Day Monthly


Spatial Coverage

Global | Single Sensor

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Visible and Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite/Suomi-NPP (VIIRSN) produced by NOAA/STAR Ocean Color Team through NOAA Multi-Sensor Level 1 to Level 2 processing system (MSL12) using the Ocean Color improved satellite data record. This is Science Quality data, reprocessed in 2017.


Spatial Coverage

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The MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer) sensor was deployed onboard the NASA Aqua satellite. It is a multi-disciplinary sensor providing data for the ocean, land, aerosol, and cloud research and is used for detecting chlorophyll-a concentrations in the world's oceans, among other applications. Aqua MODIS views the entire Earth's surface every 2 days, acquiring data in 36 spectral bands. This dataset was reprocessed by NASA in 2018.

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Daily Weekly Monthly

Spatial Coverage

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The NASA SeaWiFS (Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor) sensor onboard the SeaStart spacecraft was used for detecting and measuring global sea-surface chlorophyll-a concentrations throughout the world's oceans from 1997 through 2010. During that time, the satellite was able to establish an unprecedented time series of global chlorophyll-a concentrations. The sensor started experiencing issues around 2008 leading to significant missing data in 2008-2010, so it is recommended to be cautious with data post 2007. This dataset was reprocessed by NASA in 2018.

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Daily Weekly Monthly

Spatial Coverage

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R2018 version of Level-3 Standard Mapped Image (SMI), Global, 4km, Chlorophyll a, OCI Algorithm, 8-Day composite data from the Visible and Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), as processed by NASA GSFC Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG). VIIRS is a multi-disciplinary instrument that flies on the Suomi-NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite. Suomi-NPP is the initial spacecraft in the JPSS (Joint Polar Satellite Systems) series of spacecraft. JPSS is our Nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system. JPSS is a collaborative program between NOAA and its acquisition agent NASA. VIIRS is the successor to MODIS for Earth science data product generation.

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Daily Weekly Monthly

Spatial Coverage

Gap Filled | Blended | Multiple Sensors

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This datasets blends chlorophyll data from the NOAA-SNPP and NOAA-20 VIIRS ocean color sensors. A gap-filling application was employed to fill in data gaps that uses a mathematical technique based on the data interpolating empirical orthogonal function (DINEOF). This technique exploits the coherency over location and time of the data from the two satellites to infer a value at the missing location. CoastWatch serves this daily global gap-filled product at ~9 km spatial resolution in a NetCDF file format.

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Daily

Spatial Coverage

Long Time Series | Blended | Multiple Sensors

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The European Space Agency (ESA) started the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) to generate satellite-based Essential Climate Variables to allow assessing long-term trends from satellite products. The dataset is created by band-shifting and bias-correcting MERIS, MODIS and VIIRS data to match SeaWiFS data, merging the datasets and computing per-pixel uncertainty estimates. Parameters include chlorophyll a, remote sensing reflectance, diffuse attenuation coefficients, absorption coefficients, backscatter coefficients, and water classification.

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Daily 5-Day 8-Day Monthly


Spatial Coverage

Regional

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NOAA CoastWatch distributes L3 level chlorophyll a concentration data derived from measurements take by the VIIRS sensor (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) aboard the Suomi-NPP satellite. Chlorophyll values were calculated using NOAA-MSL12 NRT processing with LAND+CLDICE+HIGLINT+HISATZEN+HISOLZEN masking.

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Daily 3-Day 8-Day Monthly


Spatial Coverage

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The MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer) sensor was deployed onboard the NASA Aqua satellite. It is a multi-disciplinary sensor providing data for the ocean, land, aerosol, and cloud research and is used for detecting chlorophyll-a concentrations in the world's oceans, among other applications. Aqua MODIS views the entire Earth's surface every 2 days, acquiring data in 36 spectral bands..

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Daily 3-Day 8-Day 14-Day Monthly

Spatial Coverage

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The MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer) sensor was deployed onboard the NASA Aqua satellite. It is a multi-disciplinary sensor providing data for the ocean, land, aerosol, and cloud research and is used for detecting chlorophyll-a concentrations in the world's oceans, among other applications. Aqua MODIS views the entire Earth's surface every 2 days, acquiring data in 36 spectral bands.

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Daily 3-Day 8-Day 14-Day Monthly

Spatial Coverage

Derived Products | Optical Properities

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Diffuse attenuation coefficient for photosynthetically available radiation (KdPAR) and 490 nm wavelength (Kd490). Normalized water leaving radiance (nLw) at 410nm, 443, 486nm, 551nm, 671nm wavelengths. Daily composite data from the Visible and Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). The science quality data have a 15-day latency. The data, processed by the NOAA/STAR Ocean Color Team, are produced from MSL12 v1.2 using OC-SDR v04.


Spatial Coverage

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, Particular Organic Carbon, Particular Inorganic Carbon, and Photosynthetically Available Radiation calculated from MODIS Aqua ocean color data. Primary Productivity is vertically integrated and calculated from satellite measurements of chlorophyll a, PAR, and sea surface temperature using the using the method of Behrenfield & Falkowski (Behrenfield and Falkowski, L&O 1997).


Spatial Coverage

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Diffuse attenuation coefficient at 490 nm wavelength (Kd490). Daily composite data from MODIS Aqua The science quality data have a 15-day latency.

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Kd490 Daily Kd490 8-Day Kd490 Monthly

Spatial Coverage

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, Particular Organic Carbon, Particular Inorganic Carbon, and Photosynthetically Available Radiation calculated from MODIS Aqua ocean color data. Primary Productivity is vertically integrated and calculated from satellite measurements of chlorophyll a, PAR, and sea surface temperature using the using the method of Behrenfield & Falkowski (Behrenfield and Falkowski, L&O 1997).


Spatial Coverage

Wind Products

ASCAT MetOp Winds

This data begins with wind velocity measurements from the ASCAT instrument onboard EUMETSAT's Metop-A satellite. ASCAT is a microwave scatterometer designed to measure surface winds over the global ocean. NOAA CoastWatch processes zonal and meridional winds (vector winds) to obtain scalar winds (modulus), wind stress, wind curl, wind divergence, wind driven currents, and Ekman upwelling.

  • ASCAT MetOp-A - 2009-Now | Daily, 3-Day, 8-Day, 4-Day, Monthly
  • ASCAT MetOp-B - 2013-Now | Daily, 3-Day, 8-Day, 4-Day, Monthly

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Zonal and Meridional Winds (vector winds)
ASCAT A ASCAT B

Zonal and Meridional Wind Stress (vector stress) | Scalar Stress | Curl | Ekman Upwelling
ASCAT A ASCAT B

Wind Driven Currents| Scalar Stress | Curl | Ekman Upwelling
ASCAT A ASCAT B


Spatial Coverage

QuickScat Winds

Remote Sensing Inc. distributes science quality wind velocity data from the SeaWinds instrument onboard the NASA QuikSCAT satellite. SeaWinds is a microwave scatterometer designed to measure surface winds over the global ocean. Wind velocity fields are provided in zonal, meridional sets. The reference height for all wind velocities is 10 meters. NOAA CoastWatch processes zonal and meridional winds (vector winds) to obtain scalar winds (modulus), wind stress, wind curl, wind divergence, wind driven currents, and Ekman upwelling.

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Zonal and Meridional Winds (vector winds)
QuickScat

Zonal and Meridional Wind Stress (vector stress) | Scalar Stress | Curl | Ekman Upwelling
QuickScat

Wind Driven Currents| Scalar Stress | Curl | Ekman Upwelling
QuickScat


Spatial Coverage

Salinity

Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Mission

Sea Surface Salinity - Near Real Time - Miras SMOS 3-Day Mean. CoastWatch/OceanWatch Level-3 SSS products are generated directly from the ESA MIRAS SMOS Level-2. The CoastWatch L3 product ingests the SSS with values between 25 - 40 Practical Salinity Scale (PSS). These products improve the application of satellite SSS products in NOAA by minimizing the data latency to within 24 hours of Level-2 data availability.

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Daily 3-Day

Spatial Coverage

Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission

Sea Surface Salinity - Near Real Time - SMAP Daily Composite. CoastWatch/OceanWatch Level-3 SSS products are generated directly from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) SMAP Level-2B SSS near real time swath HDF5 files. These products improve the application of satellite SSS products in NOAA by minimizing the data latency to within 24 hours of Level-2 data availability.

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Daily

Spatial Coverage

Aquarius Mission

This dataset has daily composites of Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity data, version 5. Part of NASA's Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) Mission International Partnership between NASA & CONAE, Aquarius provides unprecedented global maps of surface sea water salinity (SSS) to discover how our oceans respond to climate change and the water cycle. Sea surface salinity, along with sea surface temperature, determines the sea surface density. This controls the formation of water masses in the ocean and regulates the 3-dimensional ocean circulation.

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Daily 7-Day Monthly 3-Month

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Sea Level | Geostrophic Currents

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The altimetry data are from the Radar Altimetry Database System (RADS), first developed at Delft University of Technology, now also at the NOAA and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). The RADS data for each mission is updated with state of the art corrections for tides, atmospheric path delay, etc. Because they are all computed consistently between the various missions, this avoids the possibility of introducing biases and drifts because of the different implementation of the various corrections by different agencies.

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Daily


Spatial Coverage

AVISO Altimetry

Aviso Absolute Sea Surface Height is the Sea Surface Height Deviation plus the long term mean dynamic height. This is Science Quality data.

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Sea Surface Height  |  Sea Surface Height Anomaly
Daily Monthly

Geostrophic Currents
Daily Monthly


Spatial Coverage