NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

Operational Coral Bleaching HotSpots for 2020


Notice: NESDIS plans to discontinue all Coral Reef Watch operational 50km resolution satellite coral bleaching heat stress monitoring products.
They are being replaced with higher resolution 5km satellite products. 50km products to be retired and replaced with 5km products are: sea surface temperature (SST), SST Anomaly, Coral Bleaching HotSpot, coral bleaching Degree Heating Week, Bleaching Alert Area, and the Virtual Stations. Archived data and images will still be available.

A 30-day comment period is now open for users to send objections or concerns about this product retirement. Send comments to John.Sapper@noaa.gov.

clickable global map of coral bleaching hotspots

hotspots in Mediterranean and Red Sea hotspots around India hotspots east of Japan hotspots around Hawaii hotspots around Central America hotspots West of Africa hotspots in Mediterranean and Red Sea hotspots around southern Africa hotspots in the southern Indian Ocean hotspots around Australia hotspots in the South Pacific hotspots west of South America hotspots east of Brazil hotspots around southern Africa

Click on the map to go to your region of interest.
Notice: CRW's twice-weekly 50 km products will update around 2 pm on Mondays and Thursdays (U.S. Eastern Time) starting from 1 February 2016, using a new 50 km SST analysis (view details).
For information about these images, visit the methodology page.

 

January 2
Caribbean
Coral_Tri
E.Hemi
Global
Pacific
W.Hemi
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Caribbean
Coral_Tri
E.Hemi
Global
Pacific
W.Hemi
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Caribbean
Coral_Tri
E.Hemi
Global
Pacific
W.Hemi
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Caribbean
Coral_Tri
E.Hemi
Global
Pacific
W.Hemi
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Caribbean
Coral_Tri
E.Hemi
Global
Pacific
W.Hemi
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Hotspots by Year
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013   2014
2015 2016 2017   2018      

 

Regularly Updated Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Imagery:
SST contour charts  |  SST analyzed fields  |  High resolution CoastWatch imagery

Regularly Updated Operational Coral Bleaching Monitoring Products: Regularly Updated Animations of Operational Coral Bleaching Monitoring Products: Retrospective Coral Bleaching Monitoring Products: Other Links of Interest:

50 km Nighttime SST

SST Anomalies

HotSpots

Degree Heating Weeks

Bleaching Alert Area

Coral Bleaching Virtual Stations

Satellite Bleaching Alerts


50 km Nighttime SST Animations

Anomaly Animations

HotSpot Animations

DHW Animations

BAA Animations


1984-1998 SST monthly means

1984-1998 SST monthly mean Anomalies

1998 coral bleaching events and animations

1998/1999 seasonal DHWs


Ocean Surface Winds

STAR Satellite Oceanography Division

Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System

National Climatic Data Center

Polar Orbiter Data and NOAA KLM User's Guides