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Published by: Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory on Jun 08, 2011
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The CoastWatch node at GLERLprovides Federal,state, and localagencies, academicinstitutions, and thepublic, both withinand outside of theGreat Lakes region,with access to nearreal-time satelliteobservations and in-situ data for the GreatLakes. CoastWatch dataare used in a variety of ways, including near real-time observation and trackingof algal blooms, plumes, icecover, water intake temperaturesat sh hatcheries, etc., two and three dimensional modelingof Great Lakes physical parameters such as wave heightand currents damage assessment modeling, research, andeducational and recreational activities. In addition, througha cooperative project with Michigan Sea Grant, Great LakesCoastWatch satellite-derived surface temperature imagery iscontoured and made available via Michigan State Sea Grant’sweb site. Great Lakes CoastWatch data and products benetriparians as well as commercial and recreational users.GLERL is currently receiving a product suite of 33 enhanceddigital images including satellite-derived surface temperature,visible and near-infrared reectance,brightness temperatures, cloudmasks, and satellite/solar zenithangle data from the NOAA/AVHRR(Advanced Very High ResolutionRadiometer) series of satellitesas well as GOES (GeostationaryOperational EnvironmentalSatellites) visible, near infrared, andwater vapor data. These products areacquired by GLERL from NOAA'sNational Environmental Satellite,Data, and Information Service ona daily schedule via Internet. Inaddition, in-situ and modeled data,including marine and meteorologicalobservations, buoy observations,water level gauge measurements
NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory~4840 S. State Rd., Ann Arbor, MI~734-741-2235 NOAA CoastWatch Program Great Lakes Node~George A. Leshkevich, Manager
CoastWatch is a nationwide National Oceanicand Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)program within which the Great Lakes En-vironmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)functions as the Great Lakes regional node.In this capacity, GLERL obtains, produces, and delivers environmental data and productsfor near real-time observation of the GreatLakes to support environmental science, deci-sion making, and supporting research. Thisis achieved by providing access to near real-time and retrospective satellite observationsand in-situ Great Lakes data. Clients includeFederal, state, and local agencies, academicinstitutions, and the public. The goals andobjectives of the CoastWatch Great LakesProgram directly support NOAA's statutoryresponsibilities in estuarine and marine sci-ence, living marine resource protection, andecosystem monitoring and management.
Lake Michigan-Huron Water Surface Temperature03-29-1999 20:00 GMT [NOAA-14]Notice the high land temperatures in thisdaytime image.

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