See accompanying map image:
Message From Sam Walker:
*VERY IMPORTANT *that folks do not fly gliders anywhere near the
wellhead. There is a ton of cabling and big-time operations going on
right now as BP prepares for the "topkill". Please post a notice to
this effect on your site. I will remain POC here for the next week -
and glad to help set up missions.
The zonation map on our wiki shows IOOS glider zones - folks need to
meet that need for data on the shelf and outside the immediate well-head
area. Tons of ships in there doing sampling of the water and using
fluorometry too - so no need for the gliders to get tangled up.
Here is a kmz file that updates with real-time cloud filtered SST data at four different time averages (latest pass, 24 hour average, 3 day average, 8 day average).
I’m not sure how to add it to the kmz resource list
Good Luck to all!
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences Satellite Dishes
The RU COOL has continuously operated an L-Band satellite tracking antenna and data acquisition system since 1992, and a larger diameter X-Band antenna and system since 2003. Both systems provide real-time access to the full resolution direct-broadcast imagery from an international constellation of polar-orbiting satellites.
The geographic area within range of our reception capabilities extends from the Gulf of Maine to the Yucatan Peninsula, and encompasses the entirety of the Gulf of Mexico.
Google Earth KMZ files for AVHRR SST: