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Record Search Query: ServiceParameters>ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES>MARINE ADVISORIES>MARINE WEATHER/FORECAST

Coastal and Offshore Marine Forecast Zones
Entry ID: WSOM_COMFZ
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Summary
Abstract: This service from the NOAA/NWS office of Science and Technology
provides polygons for Coastal and Offshore Marine Zones for the
United States including the Great Lakes. The primary use of this
data is to provide a basemap in a GIS for forecasting/warning of
marine areas by the National Weather Service.

Related URL
Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: FGDC metedata on Coastal and Offshore Marine Zones.
Service Citation
Originators: NOAA
Title: Coastal and Offshore Marine Zone Forecast
Release_Date: 1996-01-01
Provider: NWS
URL: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/marinezones.htm
ISO Topic Category
OCEANS
TRANSPORTATION
ENVIRONMENT
Quality
All attributes were verifed by the individual Weather
Forecast Offices (WFOs) by inspection of the data with a
GIS or by viewing a hard or software image of the data.
Data was also checked by the Office of Climate, Water, and
Weather Services (OS) and reports of errors received from
WFO's and external
users also contributed to the accuracy of the Attributes.

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Testing was
performed by finding the smallest polygons and determining them
to be "slivers" or genuine polygons and overlaying a large
polygon and combining, to find "holes" in the data. Line
geometry is presumed to be topologically clean.

The shoreline boundaries of the data is dependent on the
shoreline edges of rivers and bays as delineated on a USGS
DLG The edges or borders of the boundary might change as
the natural land changes and WFOs/OS request changes.
Use Constraints
Cite NOAA/NWS as a reference when using for presentation purposes.
Service Provider
National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce

Service Provider Personnel
Name: NWS OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Email: w-nws.webmaster at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NWS Office of Public Affairs
1325 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: electronic
Distribution_Size: 3,373,344 bytes
Distribution_Format: compressed shapefile
Fees: no fees
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

IRA GRAFFMAN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-713-1240 x114
Email: ira.graffman at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
National Weather Service/OST
SSMC2
1325 East-West Hwy
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date:
SERF Last Revision Date: 2016-08-16
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