Water Temperature Guide to Beaches in the United States from NOAA/National Ocean ographic Data CenterEntry ID: NODC_ONLINE_BEACH_TEMP
Abstract: NOAA's National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) has made available a
table of average water temperatures of United States coasts based on
observations from National Ocean Service tide stations and National
Weather Service buoys. These average water temperatures are computed
from long-period records ranging from several years to several decades
depending on how long obsrevations had been taken at ... a given station.
Although ocean conditions vary from year to year, water temperatures
are less variable than air temperatures, so these averages can provide
useful information for planning beach activities such as swimming or
fishing. For the Gulf coast, only monthly averages are presented.
Water temperatures vary more along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of
the U.S., so for these stations two-week averages are presented from
April through October (monthly averages for the rest of the year).
Averages are presented for the U.S. East coast, U.S. West coast,
U.S. Gulf coast, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa,
Mexico (Gulf coast), and Bermuda.
[This summary was derived from the NODC WWW pages.]
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ISO Topic Category
Distribution Media: Online (World Wide Web)
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2002-05-23