ReefTemp Next Generation: a new operational system for monitoring reef thermal stress

Garde, L.A., Spillman, C.M., Heron, S.F., and Beeden, R.J. (2014) ReefTemp Next Generation: a new operational system for monitoring reef thermal stress. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 7 (1). pp. 21-33.

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The expected increase in the frequency of mass coral bleaching under climate change underlines the importance of thermal stress monitoring systems for coral reef management. ReefTemp Next Generation (RTNG) is a sophisticated remote sensing application designed to operationally monitor the ocean temperatures that can lead to coral bleaching across the Great Barrier Reef. Products are derived from state-of-the-art satellite data; and newly calculated climatologies and management thresholds for bleaching are presented. RTNG is a key component of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's Early Warning System, which informs management action and response strategies.

Item ID: 33720
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1755-8778
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Funders: eReefs, National Plan for Environmental Information (NPEI)
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2014 09:55
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0405 Oceanography > 040503 Physical Oceanography @ 40%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring @ 60%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 40%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments @ 60%
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