New York/New Jersey Harbor Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS) from NOAA/NOS Oceanographic Products and Services DivisionEntry ID: NOAA_NOS_OPSD_PORTS_NYNJ
Abstract: The Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS) is a program of the National Ocean Service (NOS) that supports safe and cost-efficient navigation by providing ship masters and pilots with accurate real-time information required to avoid groundings and collisions.
PORTS is in response to mariner's observations that NOAA's published water level and current predictions often do not reflect ... actual conditions because the predictions do not include such important forcing functions as winds and river flow.
The New York/New Jersey Harbor PORTS data include water level (predicted and observed), surface wind (speed and direction), wind gust, air temperature, water temperature, salinity, and water currents for 5 measurment stations located throughout the harbor. Both ASCII files and GIF images are available from the PORTS website. The data are updated every 6 minutes.
In addition to web access, telephone voice access to the accurate
real-time water level information is available. For access to the
voice data response system:
(718) 815-9668 or 9684
[This information was obtained from the NOAA/NOS Center for
Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) PORTS
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Temporal Resolution: 6 minutes
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS > AIR PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND GUST
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION
OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > ESTUARIES
OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > TIDAL HEIGHT > WATER LEVEL
OCEANS > MARINE ENVIRONMENT MONITORING > MARINE OBSTRUCTIONS > SHIPWRECKS
OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND GUST
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
OCEANS > SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY > SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL CURRENTS
OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL HEIGHT > WATER LEVEL
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-01-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-08-29