[Coral-List] Coral Reef Watch Satellite Bleaching Alert System Launched

Mark Eakin Mark.Eakin at noaa.gov
Wed Jul 13 13:28:32 EDT 2005

NOAA's Coral Reef Watch has just released a new operational bleaching  

NOAA's Coral Reef Watch (CRW) Satellite Bleaching Alert (SBA) system  
is an automated coral bleaching e-mail alert system designed to  
monitor the status of thermal stress conducive to coral bleaching via  
the use of the CRW global satellite near-real time HotSpot suite of  
products. The SBA was developed by the NOAA CRW satellite team as a  
tool for coral reef managers, scientists and other interested people.  
The SBA became operational in July 2005. Currently, the alert  
messages are available for 24 coral reefs around the world (see the  
subscription page for a list of available reef sites).

Please go to http://coralreefwatch-satops.noaa.gov/SBA.html to sign  
up for bleaching alerts for the reefs in your area.  You may add or  
remove reefs from your list at any time on the subscription page.  To  
test the system, you might want to sign up for alerts from Oman where  
the Degree Heating Week accumulation is currently up to 4.7.

For more information on the entire suite of NOAA's Coral Reef Watch  
satellite products, see http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/ 

C. Mark Eakin, Ph.D.
NOAA Coral Reef Watch
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Center for Satellite Applications and Research
Satellite Oceanography & Climate Division
e-mail: mark.eakin at noaa.gov
url: coralreefwatch.noaa.gov

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