The CoastWatch website provides Great Lakes sea surface temperature data for charter captains, recreational boaters and others. The web-based image maps are available for Lakes Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior. Also, specific port images are available.
On the CoastWatch image maps, each line indicates a change in temperature of 1 degree F.
A fully automated computer system downloads sea surface temperature satellite images four times a day from NOAA Polar Orbiter satellites. The data is converted to map images and posted to the Michigan Sea Grant CoastWatch website.
This effort is a partnership of Michigan Sea Grant, the Michigan State University Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science Research and Outreach Services, and the NOAA – Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory.
Michigan Sea Grant
520 E. Liberty St., Suite 310
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 647-0767
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