Decoded Offshore Weather Observations
Entry ID: OFFSHORE_PSU

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Summary
Abstract: This home page gives access to decoded offshore weather observations
from numerous regions around the world. The data is transmitted from
many sources, but primarily from moored buoys and ships crossing the
oceans. The format of the raw data is entirely numerical, and
therefore, both time consuming and difficult to interpret. To make
these observations more readable, this home page presents the data
decoded into tables with the following information:

Station ID, Latitude and Longitude, Temperature, Dewpoint,
Wind (Sustained and Gust) Direction and Speed, Maximum Wind Gust,
Surface Pressure, 3 Hourly Pressure Tendency, Sea Surface
Temperature, Wave Heights, and Wave Period
Related URL
Description: Offshore Weather Data Home page.

Description: Department of Meteorology Home page.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -80.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
Max Altitude: SURFACE

Data Set Citation
Dataset Publisher: Penn State University
Online Resource: http://www.ems.psu.edu/cgi-bin/wx/offshore.cgi
Instrument
DRIFTING BUOYS Ancillary Description
Originating Center
Data Center
Meteorology Department, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Pennsylvania State University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.met.psu.edu/
Dataset ID: Current Weather

Data Center Personnel
Name: BOB HART
Phone: (814) 865-1678
Email: hart at ems.psu.edu
Contact Address:
503 Walker Bldg.
City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (814) 865-1678
Email: hart at ems.psu.edu
Contact Address:
503 Walker Bldg.
City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-01-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2004-08-02
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