The Coastal Satellite Oceanography team at University of Maine is happy to provide high resolution satellite imagery of the coast of Maine. Individual scenes are available in the form of downloadable Geotiff and NetCDF files. Processing techniques are published in Frontiers in Marine Science here.

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) aboard the USGS satellite Landsat 8 make it possible to map estuarine and riverine systems at an unprecedented 30 meter resolution. Sea surface temperature for three sections of the coast is available for download here and in the menu above. Turbidity and chlorophyll are currently available for the Mid-Coast and Penobscot Bay sections of the coast in the menu above.

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This project is supported by National Sea Grant award #11A-1355457 and National Science Foundation to Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine.