Real-time and Historical Marine Meteorological and Oceanographic Data from NOAA's National Data Buoy Center (NDBC)Entry ID: NOAA_NDBC_WWW
Abstract: NOAA's National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) offers real-time and historical data from its moored buoys, drifting buoy data, and C-MAN (Coastal-Marine Automated Network)stations. Data are transmitted hourly via the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) and commercial satellites. Some data are transmitted half hourly.
NDBC also functions as a Data Assembly Center (DAC) for the ... U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). As the U.S. DAC, NDBC receives, quality controls, and distributes data from numerous data contributors.
Most stations measure wind speed and direction, wind gust, barometric pressure and air temperature. All buoys and some C-MAN stations measure sea surface temperature, wave height, and wave period. Monthly and annual climatic summary tables are available.
Stations are located throughout U.S. coastal waters including U.S. Atlantic coast, U.S. Pacific coast, Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Great Lakes and Hawaiian Islands. Some stations are also located in the western equatorial Pacific.
Real-time data are available hourly (for at least the last 24 hours) in tabular form. After several days, data is quality-controlled and appended to daily data files. Archives of monthly and annual data may also be accessed, except for some non-NDBC stations. The following types of quality-controlled data are available: standard meteorological data, continuous winds data, spectral wave density data, spectral wave direction data, water level data, ocean current profile data,and ocean surface current data.
Data are available through NDBC's WWW server using the station locator map or the station ID list and search: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/stations.shtml
Data are available by RSS: see http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/rss_access.shtml
Dial-A-Buoy phone number: 888-701-8992
Email data service is available: see http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/email_access.shtml
FTP service is also available: ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov
Anonymous FTP: http://seaboard.ndbc.noaa.gov and give email address as the password
[This summary updated November, 2007.]
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ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > CYCLONES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > HURRICANES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > TYPHOONS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ANTICYCLONES/CYCLONES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > PRESSURE ANOMALIES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > RAIN
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > FLOODS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > RIVERS/STREAMS
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED IMAGERY
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > RADAR IMAGERY
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > PUBLIC HEALTH
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > POPULATION > MORTALITY > MORTALITY RATES
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > TROPICAL CYCLONES
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > TROPICAL CYCLONES > HURRICANES
ISO Topic Category
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Unknown
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
Distribution Format: PDF
Fees: Please See Summary
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-05-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-17