Ship-track viewer

Easily browse all the ship-tracks detected in Watson-Parris et al. 2022 using our machine learning algorithm. Each track as an associated MODIS timestamp so you can easily match with the underlying data. See the ship-track detection page for more details on their importance and effects.



Note, these tracks have been simplified and compressed for easy browsing. They are also not always very obvious in RGB imagery shown above, but the detection algorithm uses a microphysical composite as described in the paper. If you need the exact tracks used in our analysis please see the links below.


  • The shiptrack database can be found on Zenodo
  • The raw inference masks are much bigger but also freely available here