[Coral-List] Nice new coral bleaching visualization from American Museum of Natural History

Mark Eakin Mark.Eakin at noaa.gov
Mon May 30 19:41:19 EDT 2011

The American Museum of Natural History in New York, in collaboration with NOAA has just released a new BIO VIZ visualization entitled: Coral Reefs in Hot Water. 

The visualization uses NOAA satellite data, WCMC map data, and bleaching observations from ReefBase and elsewhere to show that coral reefs took the heat in 2010, one of the hottest years on record. This data visualization "Coral Reefs in Hot Water" can be viewed and downloaded at sciencebulletins.amnh.org/?sid=b.v.coral_reefs.20110511.  Accompanying the visualization are a pdf backgrounder and other information.  You can both watch the visualization online and download it to your computer at two resolutions.  Even better, you can see it at the AMNH or its cooperating museums around the country on both video monitors and Science on a Sphere.

This project was prepared by the American Museum of Natural History under award NA10S- EC0080014 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


C. Mark Eakin, Ph.D.
Coordinator, 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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