Parts of the U.S. Government are closed. This site will not be updated; however NOAA websites and social media channels necessary to protect lives and property will be maintained. See for critical weather information. To learn more, see
NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research banner
Intranet • Contact • Skip navigation
National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration website NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research website

CoRP ShieldCooperative Research Program (CoRP)

Satellite Climate Studies Branch (SCSB)

The Satellite Climate Studies Branch (SCSB) exploits the capabilities of Earth-observing satellites to study the climate variations of the atmosphere, the land and the oceans. The Branch also uses remote satellite observations as well as model simulations to detect, monitor and forecast the effects of climate change on the environment, including effects on its ecosystems.

Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS)

Recent Meetings of Interest

SCSB Research Projects

Documents Updated: October 2011

Web Resources Research Project Plan Summaries

Microwave Hydrological Products

image from MSPPS project - section of map

Microwave Hydrological Products

Advanced Precipitation Algorithms

image from Advanced Precipitation Algorithms project - section of map

Predicting Sea Nettles in the Chesapeake Bay

image of a sea nettle
Ecological Prediction, (PDF, 90 KB, 5/4/2011)

Long Term Climate Analyses -
Surface Temperature and Precipitation

image from precipitation analysis RPP

Predicting Harmful Algal Blooms

image from HAB document
Ecological Prediction, (PDF, 90 KB, 5/4/2011)

Monitoring Marine Algae from Space

image from marine algae
Monitoring Phytoplankton Variability, (PDF, 103 KB, 5/4/2011)

Ecosystems Modelling

image from Ecosystems Modeling plan - Chesapeake Bay

Microwave Infrared Retrieval System (MIRS)

Data, algorithms, and images presented on STAR websites are intended for experimental use only and are not supported on an operational basis.  More information

Level A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 and Valid HTML 4.01 IconDept. of Commerce  •  NOAA  •  NESDIS  •  Website Owner: STAR  •  Contact webmaster  •  Last revised: February 18, 2016
Heartbleed Notice  •  Privacy Policy  •  Disclaimers  •  Information Quality  •  Accessibility  •  Search  •  Customer Survey
icon: valid HTML 4.01 transitional. Level A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0