Remote sensing of sea surface temperatures during 2002 Barrier Reef coral bleaching

  title={Remote sensing of sea surface temperatures during 2002 Barrier Reef coral bleaching},
  author={Gang Liu and Alan E. Strong and William J. Skirving},
  journal={Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union},
Early in 2002, satellites of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) detected anomalously high sea surface temperatures (SST) developing in the western Coral Sea, midway along Australia's Great Barrier Reef (GBR). This was the beginning of what was to become the most significant GBR coral bleaching event on record [Wilkinson, 2002]. During this time, NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) provided satellite data as part of ongoing… Expand
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