Houston/Galveston Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS) from NOAA/NOS Oceanographic Products and Services Division

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
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Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Houston/Galveston Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS) from NOAA/NOS Oceanographic Products and Services Division
Description:
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 Houston/Galveston PORTS data include water level (predicted and observed), surface wind (speed and direction), wind gust, air temperature, water temperature, salinity, conductivity, and water current vectors for 5 measurment stations located throughout the bay. 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: (713) 673-1860 (713) 673-5371 (409) 766-1031 [This information was obtained from the NOAA/NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) PORTS webpages.]
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19951001
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -96.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -94.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS > AIR PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND GUST
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > ESTUARIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > TIDAL HEIGHT > WATER LEVEL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE ENVIRONMENT MONITORING > MARINE OBSTRUCTIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND GUST
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY > SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL HEIGHT > WATER LEVEL
Theme_Keyword: ANEMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: CURRENT METERS
Theme_Keyword: THERMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: WATER LEVEL GAUGES
Theme_Keyword: Real Time
Theme_Keyword: Real-time
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: TRANSPORTATION
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS > GALVESTON
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS > GALVESTON BAY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS > HOUSTON
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: 6 Minutes
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JAMES C. DIXON
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National PORTS Outreach
Address: NOAA at NAUTICUS
Address: One Waterside Drive
City: Norfolk
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 23510
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 757-627-7072
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 757-627-7076
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jcdixon@fob.noaa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
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Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NOS/CO-OPS > Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: STEVE LYLES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 1305 East-West Highway N/OPS3
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-2981
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Stephen.Lyles@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: NOAA_NOS_OPSD_PORTS_GALVESTON
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII, GIF
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/ports.html
Access_Instructions:
Physical Oceanography Real-Time System (PORTS) webpage
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/ports/index.shtml?p...
Access_Instructions:
Houston/Galveston PORTS webpage at NOAA/OPSD
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19990421
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120306
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MELANIE F. MEAUX
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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