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CoastWatch, Caribbean Regional Node
Entry ID: gov.noaa.class.CWCAR

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Summary
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The sea surface temperature (SST) products were derived from NOAA's Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) for the coastal United States. They were created by NOAA CoastWatch Program and are now only available through this website. CoastWatch started with only POES/AVHRR SST data for the East Coast, but later added more regional nodes of Alaska, Caribbean, Gulf of ... View entire text

Purpose: PURPOSE: The CoastWatch mission is to provide and ensure timely access to near real-time satellite data to protect, restore and manage U.S. coastal ocean resources, and understand climate variability and change to further enhance society's quality of life.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 24.0   S: 7.0   E: -75.0   W: -95.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: CoastWatch, Caribbean Regional Node
Dataset Release Date: 1991-05-30
Dataset Release Place: Suitland, Maryland
Dataset Publisher: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/CWP > CoastWatch Program, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Data Presentation Form: raster digital data
Online Resource: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-05-30
Stop Date: 2004-03-08
Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Root Mean Square for SST values was approximately 1 degree.

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: NOAA CoastWatch performs validation of the data through buoy match-ups or other in situ measurements for adjusting processing algorithms as necessary.

COMPLETENESS REPORT: Unknown

HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: The positional accuracy ... View entire text
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: none

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Use Constraints Not intended for legal use. Data may contain inaccuracies due to clouded or mixed pixels.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.class.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: ______CWCAR ____

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOAA'S CLASS HELP DESK
Email: info at class.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Format: CoastWatch Format
Fees: FTP is free. Optical disks = $25.00, magnetic tape = $100 + service and handling
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (301) 763-8142 x 103
Email: John.Sapper at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
World Weather Building, Room 510, 5200 Auth Road
City: Camp Springs
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-02

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