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Real-time and Historical Marine Meteorological and Oceanographic Data from NOAA's National Data Buoy Center (NDBC)

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Abstract: NOAA's National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) offers real-time and historical data from its moored buoys, drifting buoy data, and C-MAN (Coastal-Marine Automated Network)stations. Data are transmitted hourly via the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) and commercial satellites. Some data are transmitted half hourly.

NDBC also functions as a Data Assembly Center (DAC) for the ... View entire text
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Description: NDBC On-line Data Index (Access to data)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 70.4   S: -60.5   E: 179.1   W: -177.8

Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: hourly
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
Access Constraints Information on government servers is in the public domain, unless specifically annotated otherwise, and may be used freely by the public. The information shall not be modified in content and then presented as official government material.
Use Constraints Real-time data has undergone gross error checking only. Use real-time data with discretion.
Originating Center
Data Center
National Data Buoy Center, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 228-688-1021
Fax: 601-688-3153
Email: richard.crout at
Contact Address:
National Data Buoy Center
Building 3203
City: Stennis Space Center
Province or State: MS
Postal Code: 39529
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24