Predictability of coral bleaching from synoptic satellite and in situ temperature observations

  title={Predictability of coral bleaching from synoptic satellite and in situ temperature observations},
  author={Tim R. McClanahan and Mebrahtu Ateweberhan and C. Ruiz Sebasti{\'a}n and Nicholas A. J. Graham and S Kerry Wilson and Johann Henrich Bruggemann and Mireille M. M. Guillaume},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
Satellite and compiled in situ observations of sea surface temperatures have greatly increased the ability to detect anomalous and persistent warm water and are being widely used to predict climate change, coral bleaching and mortality. A field-based synoptic view of coral bleaching spanning eight countries and ∼35° of latitude in the western Indian Ocean tested the accuracy of synoptic temperature data derived from satellites and shipboard data to detect and predict bleaching during 2005. The… Expand

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