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The User Resources section provides NOAA CoastWatch information giving the general public a better understanding of our data products.

• Acknowledge CoastWatch

• Acronyms & Glossary

• FAQs

• News Items

• Publications

• Satellite Data Primer (PDF)

Dr. Cara Wilson of NOAA/NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center and the Node Manager for the NOAA CoastWatch/OceanWatch West Coast Node teaches a basic satellite data course for new users. Her primer (pdf, last updated in 2016) may be useful for a quick overview. Note that the links provided in this primer primarily focus on data products featured at the West Coast Node. Please contact the help desk if you have trouble finding any data you are looking for.

• Science Team Links

• Software & Utilities

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