Marine and Atmospheric Research Remote Sensing Facility
Online Sea Surface Temperature Imagery
Important notice for existing customers
How to find your online service
Your Online SST Service is not linked to any publically accessible Remote Sensing pages, so you will not find it here, or anywhere else on the Remote Sensing site.
The address for your service looks like this:
where userid is the user-id that you were given when your service was set up.
Restricted Online Sea Surface Temperature Imagery
The CSIRO Marine Labs Remote Sensing Facility is funded by the Division of Marine Research.
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Restricted Access Areas
Commercial Online SST Image Service
Clients have their own web page of custom prepared SST images. The images there are tailored to meet the client's needs with respect to scaling and region shown. They can be updated to show different scaling or regions within 24 hours notice (weekdays). Up to four times each day, new images are uploaded to the web pages and images for the last seven days are available at any time. Detailed cloud cover estimates or thumbnail images are also available.
Clients can access their page at any time by using their username and password. There is no limit on the number of images downloaded. Clients are charged the weekly fee irrespective of the number of accesses and downloads performed.
The charge for this service is $108.50 per week (reduces by 20% for long-term contracts).
Colour is used in the images to describe surface temperature. A scale bar shows the relationship between colour and temperature. SST values are usually accurate to one degree provided that clouds are not in the near vicinity. Geographic information such as; land mask, coastline, state borders, 200m depth contour and latitude-longitude grid are superimposed on the images.
The availability and usefulness of images depends on clear skies as the NOAA satellite's AVHRR satellite sensors are not able obtain surface data from beneath clouds.Contamination by cloud is shown by: white areas over the sea, warmer narrow strips at cloud edges and less obviously by reduced values (caused by thin cloud and sea fog).
Click here to learn more about how the facility process and apply satellite-derived estimates of sea surface temperature.
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