The Earth Scan Laboratory participates in the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) by providing 1 km sea surface temperature (SST) quick-look images and HDFs via our image archive. GCOOS is the Gulf of Mexico component of NOAA's Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS).
The ESL captures data from all of NOAA's active POES series satellites equipped with the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR). SST is calculated for every satellite pass captured using the standard MCSST algorithm. Individual as well as nightly, 3-night, 7-night, 15-night, and 30-night composite images and HDFs are available daily. These images can also be viewed using the Animation Generator page.