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Record Search Query: [Service_Parameters: Service_Topic='ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES', Service_Term='MARINE ADVISORIES', Service_Specific_Name='OCEAN TEMPERATURE']

Dial-A-Buoy: Telephone Accessible Weather Information from selected Buoys
Entry ID: 01-buoy-99

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Summary
Abstract: Dial-A-Buoy gives mariners an easy way to obtain weather reports when away from a computer/the Internet. Wind and wave measurements taken within the last hour at buoy and coastal weather stations operated by NDBC and a growing number of Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) partners can be heard using a cell phone. NDBC, a part of the National Weather Service (NWS), created Dial-A-Buoy in ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: To get station identifiers via Internet, a user can find links from
the Home Page.
Service Citation
Originators: National Data Buoy Center
Title: Dial-A-Buoy
Provider: National Weather Service
URL: http://seaboard.ndbc.noaa.gov/dial.shtml
Service Keywords
ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES >WEATHER/CLIMATE ADVISORIES >PRESENT WEATHER Parameter Definition
ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES >MARINE ADVISORIES >MARINE WEATHER/FORECAST Parameter Definition
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Platform
BUOYS Ancillary Description
Quality This service was primarily designed for boaters and surfers interested in
coastal and water weather conditions.
Access Constraints Using any touch tone or cell phone, users dial (228) 688-1948 to call the
service. Users must also know the five-digit station identifier. Station
identifiers can be acquired via the Internet at http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov or
telephone. To access station identifiers by phone, users can enter their fax
number to receive a map of stations or they can enter a latitude and longitude
to receive closest station locations.
Use Constraints Users must enter phone information slowly and in order. For example, if a user
enters a station identifier before the message finishes, an error message will
be relayed.
Service Provider
DOC/NOAA/NWS/NDBC > National Data Buoy Center, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: CHERYL DEMERS
Email: webmaster.ndbc at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
National Data Buoy Center
Building 1100
City: Stennis Space Center
Province or State: MS
Postal Code: 39529
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Electronic
Distribution_Format: Touch Tone Phone Menu
Fees: Varies depending on long distance charges
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 1999-10-08
SERF Last Revision Date: 2008-12-16
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