Marine Surface Observations - NDBC Buoy Data (DSI-1138)Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00002
Abstract: This digital data set is archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Buoys that collect the data make up the US Coastal Marine station group and are monitored by the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC). NCDC archives only data of meteorological interest from the buoys. Oceanographic data is archived by the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). The geographic coverage of the buoys is ... the Great Lakes, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska, Gulf of Mexico, and Hawaiian Islands areas. Data from 1970 to the present are available. Parameters are: Air and dew point temperature (Deg. C to 10ths), sea level pressure (mb to 10ths), wind direction (deg to 10ths), wind speed (m/s to 100ths), current weather (coded), visibility (nm to 10ths), precipitation (accumulation in mm), solar radiation (if available, in langleys/min), sea surface temperature (deg C to 100ths), significant wave height (m to 10ths) and average wave period (sec to 10ths).
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Marine Surface Observations - NDBC Buoy Data (DSI-1138)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 1970-01-01
ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > VISIBILITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE PERIOD
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE FLUX
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Not derived from another source.
PROCESS DATE: Unknown
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
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Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21