NOAA 5km CRW Coral Bleaching Alert (17-Oct-2016)

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5-km Satellite Regional Virtual Stations

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Alert Changes Summary

4:00 UTC 13 Oct. 2016  - 4:00 UTC 17 Oct. 2016

No Stress

Watch

Warning

Alert Level 1

Alert Level 2

(↑) or (↓) indicate an increase or decrease in the thermal stress level

Note: Alerts are for reef regions(s), archipelago(s), or jurisdiction(s), not for individual data grid points


Atlantic Ocean

Florida

Southeast Florida

↓ No Stress

Gulf of Mexico

Veracruz, Mexico

↓ Warning

Caribbean

Virgin Islands

↓ Watch

Leeward Caribbean Islands

↓ Watch

Windward Caribbean Islands

↓ Watch

Trinidad and Tobago

↑ Alert Level 1

Colombia Atlantic

↓ Watch

Panama Atlantic West

↑ Warning

Honduras

↑ Warning

Puerto Morelos, Mexico

↑ Warning


Pacific Ocean

Polynesia

Southern Cook Islands

↑ Warning

Micronesia

Northern Mariana Islands

↓ Warning

Western FSM

↑ Warning

Nauru

↑ Warning

Melanesia

Papua New Guinea

↑ Warning


Southeast Asia

Other Southeast Asia Stations

Brunei Darussalam

↑ Warning

Southern Java

↑ Warning

Coral Triangle

South East Sulawesi

↑ Warning

West Timor

↑ Warning

Papua New Guinea

↑ Warning


Australia

Other Australia Stations

Scott to Ashmore Reefs

↑ Warning


Indian Ocean

Middle East

Eastern Yemen

↓ No Stress

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5-km Satellite Regional Virtual Station Bleaching Alert Details

4:00 UTC 13 Oct. 2016  - 4:00 UTC 17 Oct. 2016


Southeast Florida

↓ No Stress

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[26.3, -80.1°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

0.5°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

0.0°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

28.7°C

SST Anomaly

0.5°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

29.6°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

No Stress

08/31/2016

Warning

08/24/2016

Watch

07/24/2016

Warning

07/10/2016

Watch

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Veracruz, Mexico

↓ Warning

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[20.3, -96.1°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

7.2°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

0.6°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

29.5°C

SST Anomaly

2.0°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

28.9°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Warning

09/14/2016

Alert Level 1

07/24/2016

Watch

06/05/2016

Warning

05/25/2016

Watch

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Virgin Islands

↓ Watch

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[18.2, -64.5°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

1.4°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

1.0°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

29.4°C

SST Anomaly

1.0°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

28.5°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Watch

10/05/2016

Warning

09/18/2016

Watch

08/31/2016

Warning

08/24/2016

Watch

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Leeward Caribbean Islands

↓ Watch

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[16.8, -62.3°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

1.4°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

1.1°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

29.6°C

SST Anomaly

1.1°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

28.5°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Watch

10/05/2016

Warning

09/18/2016

Watch

08/31/2016

Warning

08/28/2016

Watch

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Windward Caribbean Islands

↓ Watch

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[13.4, -60.5°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

2.8°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

1.1°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

29.6°C

SST Anomaly

1.1°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

28.6°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Watch

10/05/2016

Warning

09/18/2016

Watch

09/04/2016

Warning

08/28/2016

Watch

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Trinidad and Tobago

↑ Alert Level 1

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[10.9, -60.9°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

4.7°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

1.0°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

29.8°C

SST Anomaly

1.1°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

28.6°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Alert Level 1

10/09/2016

Warning

10/05/2016

Watch

09/25/2016

Alert Level 1

09/18/2016

Watch

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Colombia Atlantic

↓ Watch

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[9.9, -75.6°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

2.1°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

1.0°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

29.4°C

SST Anomaly

1.3°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

28.7°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Watch

10/02/2016

Warning

09/28/2016

Watch

09/25/2016

Warning

09/11/2016

Watch

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Panama Atlantic West

↑ Warning

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[9.1, -81.7°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

0.9°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

0.4°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

29.0°C

SST Anomaly

0.8°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

28.4°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Warning

10/05/2016

Watch

09/25/2016

Warning

09/18/2016

Watch

09/07/2016

Warning

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Honduras

↑ Warning

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[16.6, -85.8°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

2.2°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

0.4°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

29.3°C

SST Anomaly

0.8°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

29.1°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Warning

08/31/2016

Watch

06/19/2016

Warning

06/05/2016

Watch

05/04/2016

Warning

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Puerto Morelos, Mexico

↑ Warning

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[19.9, -87.4°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

3.0°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

0.7°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

29.6°C

SST Anomaly

1.1°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

29.0°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Warning

10/05/2016

Watch

10/02/2016

Warning

09/11/2016

Watch

09/07/2016

Warning

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Southern Cook Islands

↑ Warning

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[-20.0, -163.6°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

0.0°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

0.0°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

28.2°C

SST Anomaly

2.4°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

28.1°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Warning

04/17/2016

No Stress

04/10/2016

Warning

04/03/2016

No Stress

03/23/2016

Warning

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Northern Mariana Islands

↓ Warning

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[17.2, 145.6°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

4.2°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

0.6°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

29.8°C

SST Anomaly

0.9°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

29.1°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Warning

10/12/2016

Alert Level 1

10/09/2016

Watch

09/07/2016

Warning

08/28/2016

Alert Level 1

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Western FSM

↑ Warning

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[9.1, 139.4°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

3.2°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

0.2°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

29.4°C

SST Anomaly

0.3°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

29.1°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Warning

09/21/2016

Watch

09/18/2016

Warning

08/28/2016

Watch

08/14/2016

Warning

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Nauru

↑ Warning

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[-0.5, 166.9°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

0.0°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

0.1°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

29.5°C

SST Anomaly

0.5°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

29.5°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Warning

10/12/2016

No Stress

07/13/2016

Warning

07/06/2016

Watch

06/26/2016

Warning

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Papua New Guinea

↑ Warning

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[-6.4, 151.2°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

0.3°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

0.7°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

30.6°C

SST Anomaly

1.1°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

29.2°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Warning

10/09/2016

Watch

06/01/2016

Warning

05/29/2016

Watch

04/10/2016

Warning

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Brunei Darussalam

↑ Warning

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[5.0, 114.7°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

0.0°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

0.0°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

29.7°C

SST Anomaly

1.1°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

30.6°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Warning

09/18/2016

No Stress

09/11/2016

Warning

08/31/2016

No Stress

08/17/2016

Warning

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Southern Java

↑ Warning

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[-7.7, 108.4°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

0.0°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

0.0°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

28.9°C

SST Anomaly

3.8°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

29.0°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Warning

10/02/2016

No Stress

09/25/2016

Warning

09/14/2016

No Stress

08/28/2016

Warning

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South East Sulawesi

↑ Warning

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[-5.0, 122.8°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

0.0°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

0.0°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

29.5°C

SST Anomaly

1.2°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

29.7°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Warning

10/12/2016

No Stress

10/02/2016

Warning

06/22/2016

No Stress

05/18/2016

Warning

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West Timor

↑ Warning

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[-9.9, 123.8°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

0.0°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

0.2°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

29.5°C

SST Anomaly

1.5°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

29.6°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Warning

06/19/2016

No Stress

04/17/2016

Warning

04/13/2016

Watch

03/13/2016

Alert Level 1

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Papua New Guinea

↑ Warning

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[-6.4, 151.2°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

0.3°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

0.7°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

30.6°C

SST Anomaly

1.1°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

29.2°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Warning

10/09/2016

Watch

06/01/2016

Warning

05/29/2016

Watch

04/10/2016

Warning

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Scott to Ashmore Reefs

↑ Warning

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[-13.5, 122.6°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

0.0°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

0.2°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

30.3°C

SST Anomaly

1.8°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

30.2°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

Warning

05/22/2016

No Stress

05/01/2016

Warning

04/20/2016

Alert Level 2

03/23/2016

Alert Level 1

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Eastern Yemen

↓ No Stress

Region Latitude and Longitude Center

[14.6, 49.6°]

Satellite Observations: (description)

Degree Heating Week

2.0°C/week

Coral Bleaching HotSpot

0.0°C

Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

28.8°C

SST Anomaly

0.7°C

Maximum Monthly Mean SST Climatology

29.5°C

Most Recent Alert Level Changes:

10/16/2016

No Stress

10/09/2016

Warning

09/14/2016

Watch

08/24/2016

Warning

07/10/2016

No Stress

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Summary Notes

No Stress

No thermal stress HS <= 0

Watch

Low thermal stress 0 < HS < 1

Warning

Thermal stress accumulating HS >= 1
0 < DHW < 4

Alert Level 1

Bleaching expected HS >= 1
4 <= DHW < 8

Alert Level 2

Significant bleaching expected; mortality likely HS >= 1
DHW >= 8
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  • Note: The alerts are generated for affected reef regions, archipelagos, and/or jurisdictions, not for individual data grid points.
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