NOAA Ocean Satellite Data Products for Science and Applications


Session ID#: 36304

Session Description:
Satellites make routine observations from which several ocean parameters such as sea surface temperature, ocean color, sea level, ocean winds, visible imagery, water quality and other ocean and inland water surface features can be derived.  Ocean observations from space have the advantage of broad spatial and temporal coverage that complement in situ measurements.  While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) may be known for operating satellites for use in weather forecasting by the National Weather Service, NOAA also routinely produces sustained satellite-based ocean data products for use by other NOAA services such as National Marine Fisheries Service and National Ocean Service, as well as for use by researchers at the Oceans and Atmospheric Research. These ocean products are freely and openly available to government, academic, commercial and general public users.  This Town Hall will publicize NOAA ocean satellite products to the Ocean Sciences community, demonstrate access to data products through NOAA CoastWatch/OceanWatch and solicit feedback from the community pertaining to product development and accessibility.  We hope that participants will learn about types of ocean satellite data available and how to access them, and meet some of the people who can answer questions and listen to requests, requirements and suggestions.
Primary Contact:  Veronica P Lance, Global Science & Technologies, Inc., Greenbelt, MD, United States; NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, College Park, MD, United States
Presenters:  Veronica P Lance, Global Science & Technologies, Inc., Greenbelt, MD, United States; NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, College Park, MD, United States and Paul M DiGiacomo, NOAA College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Cross-Topics:
  • BN - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients
  • CD - Coastal Dynamics
  • EP - Ecology and Physical Interactions
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
 

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