Streamflow, Temperature and other parameters from Sampling Stations
Entry ID: USGS_streamflow

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Summary
Abstract: Approximately 5,000 of the 6,900 U.S. Geological Survey sampling stations are
equipped with telemetry to transmit data on streamflow, temperature, and other
parameters back to a data base for real-time viewing via the World Wide Web. A
map of the realtime stations is produced every day.

Each USGS District Office serves the realtime data of the stations it services.
A list of these pages may be seen at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/rt . Every
District realtime page (some have several pages) contains a list of the
stations for which realtime data are available and a link to the data for each
station.

Every hour, an automatic process retrieves the realtime pages from each
District and parses them to find the stations served and the URL for each
station's data. The station numbers on this list are matched against a master
list of USGS stations to find the station name and the latitude/longitude of
each realtime station. This information is used to prepare an updated point
coverage.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 70.281 S: 17.731  E: -64.78  W: -164.168

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: USGS Realtime Streamgaging Stations
Dataset Release Date: 19990819
Dataset Release Place: Reston, Virginia
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data, map
Other Citation Details: Latitudes and Longitude are specified to the nearest second.
Online Resource: http://water.usgs.gov/lookup/getspatial?realstx


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.002 decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.002 decimal degrees


Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DISCHARGE/FLOW    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS


Quality
This coverage includes only those stations with data actually being served on
the WWW at the time of compilation. Some stations -- and sometimes whole states
-- may be excluded because of temporary webserver or network problems. In
addition, a station with data may not be shown on the map if its name and
location are not yet in the master list.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
hydrologic
water
real-time
streamflow
stage


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Water Resources Maps and GIS Information, Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://water.usgs.gov/lookup/getgislist

Data Center Personnel
Name: WATER WEBSERVER TEAM - USGS
Phone: 703-648-4000;1-800-426-9000
Email: h2oteam at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS National Center
Water Resources Division
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192-0002
Country: USA


Personnel
WATER WEBSERVER TEAM - USGS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 703-648-4000;1-800-426-9000
Email: h2oteam at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS National Center
Water Resources Division
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192-0002
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-04-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21
Future DIF Review Date: 2004-04-30

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