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New CoastWatch Web Site

Posted on behalf of George Leshkevich <leshkevich@glerl.noaa.gov>

Great Lakes CoastWatch Announces Newly Reconstructed Web Site

The Great Lakes CoastWatch node located at the Great Lakes Environmental
Research Laboratory (GLERL) in Ann Arbor, MI announces the availability of
newly reconstructed web site at:     http://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov
The new web site has numerous features, utilities, and data types including:

-- all Great Lakes CoastWatch satellite (AVHRR) temperature and reflectance
data available for viewing and download via the web site.

-- SatView-a Java based interactive analysis tool for CoastWatch AVHRR
temperature and reflectance imagery.

-- the Great Lakes Surface Environmental Analysis (GLSEA) composite
temperature chart has winter ice cover concentration (from the National Ice
Center (NIC) Great Lakes Ice Analysis).

-- yearly and last 365 day animation's of the daily GLSEA chart in QT, FLC,
AVI formats.

-- Great Lakes Coastal Forecasting System nowcasts and forecasts of numerous
lake parameters (currents, wave height, etc.).

-- links to numerous web sites for complimentary data including Great Lakes
bathymetry, water levels, buoy data, weather data, etc.

As in the past, Great Lakes CoastWatch continues to supply Michigan Sea
with near real-time satellite imagery for its contoured water surface
temperature product, available via a link to the Michigan Sea Grant web

A signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is no longer needed to access
CoastWatch near real-time satellite (AVHRR) imagery.  Currently, only a
username and password, which can be generated and obtained interactively
upon visiting the web site, are necessary for access.  Your username and
password are valid for all future access.  (Note: RADARSAT imagery has
limited access owing to the proprietary nature of this data.).  Other data
types and products do not require a username and password for access.

Although still under construction, our goal is to develop a comprehensive
site for access to near real-time and retrospective satellite and in situ
environmental data and products to meet the needs of various users for
environmental monitoring, decision making, research, educational, and
recreational uses.

George A. Leshkevich
Physical Scientist / Manager, Great Lakes CoastWatch
NOAA/Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
2205 Commonwealth Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2945
Phone:  734.741.2265
FAX:    734.741.2055
e-mail: leshkevich@glerl.noaa.gov