NOAA NOAA CoastWatch • OceanWatch

Software & Utilities


CoastWatch NOAA

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CoastWatch Utilities

The CoastWatch Utilities software allows users to work with Earth science data created by the NOAA/NESDIS CoastWatch program. Users can easily manipulate and visualize data in CoastWatch HDF format, NOAA 1b, and NetCDF 4.

The software has both graphical interface tools providing a point-and-click interface and command-line tools for use in batch data processing scripts.

Level-1/Level-2 Granule Selector

The CoastWatch Granule Selector enables a user to select a Level-2 VIIRS ocean color dataset by selecting a date and clicking on the granule that covers the user's area of interest.

Near Real Time Search

The Near Real Time Search tool gives the user the ability of selecting OceanWatch data products based on their region of interest, the products associated with that region, the individual sensor used to obtain this data, and a time period of interest.




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