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nowCOAST Metadata

NOAA's nowCOAST Web Portal

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS), Coast Survey Development Laboratory (CSDL), Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (MMAP) (comp.)
Publication_Date: 20090918
Title: NOAA's nowCOAST Web Portal
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data, map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: NOAA's Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Online_Linkage: http://nowCOAST.noaa.gov
Description:
Abstract:
nowCOAST is a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based Web mapping portal which provides users with an integrated, one-stop access to online, real-time coastal environmental observations and NOAA forecasts for any region in the coastal United States. nowCOAST provides users with displays of the latest surface weather and ocean observations, satellite cloud imagery, weather radar reflectivity mosaic, sea surface temperature and meteorological analyses, gridded weather forecasts, short-duration weather warnings, and tropical cyclone track forecasts. The portal also supplies geo-referenced hyperlinks to over fifteen thousands web pages providing current observations from meteorological, oceanographic, river, water and air quality observing networks and NOAA forecast products from the top of the watershed to the high seas.

NOAA´s nowCOAST is used by a variety of users including recreational and commercial mariners as well as members of the emergency management, search and rescue, HAZMAT, and homeland security communities at the local, state, and federal level and in the commercial sector. Users access nowCOAST in three ways. The most common way is by accessing nowCOAST´s map viewer through a web browser on a desktop or laptop computer, sometimes being redisplayed on ´big screens´ at Emergency Operations Centers. The second way is by directly connecting to nowCOAST´s Image map service from desktop GIS software (such as ArcMap or ArcExplorer). With this method, the user is able to create GIS mashups containing dynamic nowCOAST data layers as well as their own locally stored data layers (e.g. critical infrastructure, evacuation routes) and other data layers from publicly available web mapping services. Finally, other web-based GIS mapping sites are able to connect to nowCOAST´s OGC-compliant Web Map Service (WMS) to import specific data layers important to their missions.

Purpose:
The Office of Coast Survey´s nowCOAST Web Mapping Portal is designed to be a situational awareness aid for recreational and commercial mariners, emergency and coastal managers, HAZMAT responders, marine educators, and researchers by providing near real-time and forecast environmental information for the coastal U.S. via on-map information and geo-referenced hyperlinks.
Supplemental_Information:
1. About nowCOAST

A link to information about nowCOAST is available in nowCOAST´s Information Depot (http://nowCOAST.noaa.gov/help/intro.shtml) which is accessible via the ´More Info´ link in the upper right corner of the map viewer. The page contains detailed information about nowCOAST, as well as a description of nowCOAST's links, a version history, classroom lesson plan, disclaimers, glossary of terms, contact information, and a list of partners and cooperators.

2. Help file

A help web page is available on nowCOAST´s Information Depot which is accessible via the ´More Info´ link in the upper right corner of the map viewer. The page includes description of nowCOAST´s map viewer and databrowser, instructions on how to use them, a description of mapping tools, instructions on how to turn off popup blockers, and frequently asked questions.

3. News

News about nowCOAST is available from the Information Depot. The news includes information about version releases and a list of conference/workshop presentations about nowCOAST.

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Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20090918
Time_of_Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 80
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: hydrologic information
Theme_Keyword: meteorological information
Theme_Keyword: estuarine
Theme_Keyword: oceanographic information
Theme_Keyword: coast
Theme_Keyword: weather stations
Theme_Keyword: weather radar data
Theme_Keyword: streamflow
Theme_Keyword: atmospheric profile data
Theme_Keyword: observations
Theme_Keyword: forecasts
Theme_Keyword: model output
Theme_Keyword: Internet Web Portal
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information System
Theme_Keyword: real-time
Theme_Keyword: Coastal Monitoring
Theme_Keyword: weather warnings
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone
Place_Keyword: Coastal United States
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: real-time
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Overall

NOS´ Coast Survey Development Laboratory is not an operational 24 x 7 facility or data archive center. No warranties are expressed or implied regarding the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information provided or linked to in the nowCOAST web portal. Users are cautioned to consider the provisional nature of the observations, forecasts, warnings, etc… before using it for decision making. The user assumes the entire risk related to use of the data or any information. NOS disclaim liability of any kind whatsoever, including, without limitation, liability for quality, performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will NOS be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of the data or any information presented or linked to in the web portal. NOS reserves the right to suspend or discontinue this web portal, or portions thereof, at any time.

Observations/Data

Observations from non-NOAA, Department of Defense (DOD), or Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stations made not always be reliable, accurate, or timely. The links to the other stations from networks such as meteorological mesonets, cooperative river stage gauges, and regional ocean observing systems are provided as a convenience to the user and does not represent an endorsement by NOS of the station or its observations. There are differences among and sometimes within observing networks in terms of sampling frequency, height of sensors, exposure, observing equipment, etc... This may account for some of the differences in observations when comparing data from nearby stations. If you have questions regarding a particular station or network, please contact the organization responsible for that station or network. The user assumes the entire risk related to use or misuse of the data.

Imagery

nowCOAST displays cloud imagery from NOAA´s GOES weather satellites and NWS weather radar reflectivity mosaic. The GOES imagery is updated every 30 minutes. The radar reflectivity mosaic is updated 4 to 10 minutes on nowCOAST Thus, the cloud imagery and radar mosaic are not in real-time and may not depict current conditions during rapidly developing severe weather.

Analyses/Nowcasts

nowCOAST displays SST analyses, surface meteorological analyses, and quantitative precipitation analyses from different NOAA facilities. The update frequency varies from minutes to once per day. Some of QPE analyses are considered experimental and may in some cases either overestimate or underestimate rainfall amounts in particular geographic areas and seasons. The experimental analyses are indicated on the list of map layers and in the pull down information menu.

Forecast Guidance

NWS, NOS, and U.S. Navy nowcasts and forecast guidance is computer model generated analyses or predictions from numerical- and/or statistical-based weather, oceanographic, or river models. Model forecast guidance is used for input into other numerical forecasts models and also by NOAA and private sector meteorologists, hydrologists, and oceanographers in generation of worded or gridded weather, river, and/or marine forecasts. Users should always consult final worded or gridded marine, weather, and/or river forecasts, warnings or advisories from local NWS Weather Forecast Offices for their particular activity or application.

Gridded Weather Forecasts

nowCOAST displays NWS gridded weather forecasts for CONUS, Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico from NWS National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD). However, some NDFD variables (elements) are not available or may not be considered ´operational´ for all regions by the NWS. Maximum and minimum air temperature forecasts are available for all regions but are considered experimental for Alaska. Relative humidity forecasts are not available for Alaska. Surface wind velocity forecasts are available for all regions but are considered experimental for Alaska. Significant wave height forecasts are available for all regions but are considered experimental for Alaska. Relative humidity forecasts are not available for Alaska. Precipitation amount (quantitative precipitation) forecasts are not available for Alaska. NDFD forecasts for Guam are not yet available on nowCOAST. The NDFD forecasts are updated on nowCOAST four times per day and not have the most up-to-date forecast.

Short-Term Weather Warnings

nowCOAST displays only certain short-term weather warnings (e.g. severe thunderstorms, special marine warnings, etc…) from the NWS. The warnings are updated every minute but time is required to process and display the NWS warnings for use on nowCOAST. Users requiring immediate notification of weather warnings should use NWS dissemination systems such NOAA Weather Radio, NOAA´s WeatherWire, EMWIN, etc.

Tropical Cyclone Track Forecasts

The tropical cyclone track forecast map layer displays the latest official NWS tropical cyclone forecast track(s) for all active systems in the Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Pacific Oceans along with current tropical storm and hurricane watches and warnings from NWS' National Hurricane Center. The track forecast is updated every hour to obtain and display the latest information from regularly scheduled NWS’ National Hurricane Center public advisories as well as any intermediate or special public advisories. nowCOAST does not presently display tropical cyclone track forecasts from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS), Coast Survey Development Laboratory (CSDL)
Contact_Position: Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: NOAA-UNH Joint Hydrographic Center, 24 Colovos Road
City: Durham
State_or_Province: NH
Postal_Code: 03824
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 603-862-1627
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: John.Kelley@noaa.gov or nowCOAST.team@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Data_Set_Credit:
This web portal relies on links to web sites operated by various federal government agencies and universities and many NOAA data providers for its near-real-time observations, imagery, analyses,nowcasts, forecasts, and weather warnings.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Apache, Tomcat, ESRI, Inc. ArcInternet Map Server (9.2), ArcSpatial Data Engine (9.2), Oracle 10gR2

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The information gathered for this portal is only as accurate as their online sources. The Coast Survey Development Laboratory claims no degree of accuracy.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The URLs for each online source are tested using a Perl script developed by the Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs to ensure that the URLs are still correct and active. No maintenance script frequency schedule has been determined at this time.
Completeness_Report:
Information was gathered on the basis of its online availability in real-time.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
No specific test was used. Accuracies are dependant upon the online source.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
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NOAA's National Weather Service, Meteorological Development Laboratory, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Extratropical Water Level Forecast
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: USA
Publisher:
NOAA's National Weather Service, Meteorological Development Laboratory
Other_Citation_Details:
MDL's User Manual is available at <http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/etsurge/index.htm>
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/etsurge/index.htm>
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Source_Contribution: Extratropical Water Level Forecasts
Source_Information:
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NOAA's National Ocean Service, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS), Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title:
Chesapeake Bay Operational Forecast System Tides Online (NWLON and NOS Water Level Stations) and New York/New Jersey Operational Nowcast/Forecast System
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NOAA's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
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The Chesapeake Bay Operational Forecast System runs a numerical model four times a day to simulate water levels for the last 24 hours (the nowcast) and produce a forecast of the water levels for the next 24 hours. These figures display the results as a graph of the water level height at water level measurement stations throughout the bay. All the graphics are updated with each new run of the model which occurs daily at 0000, 0600, 1200 and 1800 hours Eastern Time.

The Port of New York and New Jersey Operational Forecast System (NYOFS) has been created by NOAA/NOS to provide the maritime community with improved predictions of water level in the New York Harbor. Please be advised that these predictions are based on a hydrodynamic model and, as such, should be considered as computer-generated forecast guidance. Please be advised that these predictions are based on a hydrodynamic model and, as such, should be considered as computer-generated forecast guidance. A detailed analysis of the accuracy of the NYOFS system can be found at <http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/NYOFS/> in the NYOFS Skill Assessment 2002 document.

CO-OPS Disclaimer: The user assumes the entire risk related to its use of these data. NOS is providing these data "as is," and NOS disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will NOS be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of this data.

Online_Linkage: <http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/CBOFS/>
Online_Linkage: <http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/NYOFS/>
Online_Linkage: <http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/>
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NOAA's National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, Coast Survey Development Laboratory, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs
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Galveston Bay/Houston Ship Channel Experimental Nowcast/Forecast System
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: NOAA's National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
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NY/NJ and Galveston Bay/Houston Ship Channel experimental nowcast and forecast plots
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NOAA's National Data Buoy Center, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
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NOAA's National Weather Service, Forecast Systems Laboratory, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
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NOAA's National Weather Service, Forecast Systems Laboratory, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
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The NOAA Profiler Network (NPN), consisting of 35 unmanned Doppler Radar sites located in 18 central US states and Alaska, provides hourly vertical wind profile data.
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The Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
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The Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University
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National Weather Service, Marine and Coastal Weather Services, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
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Coast Guard stations from NWS' Marine Text Forecasts and Products Listing
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NOAA's National Weather Service, Marine and Coastal Weather Services
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Coast Guard stations from NWS' Marine Text Forecasts and Products Listing
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Chesapeake Bay Observing System, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
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United States Geological Survey, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
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Real-time data typically are recorded at 15-60 minute intervals, stored onsite, and then transmitted to USGS offices every 4 hours. Recording and transmission times may be more frequent during critical events. Data from real-time sites are relayed to USGS offices via satellite, telephone, and/or radio and are available for viewing within 3 minutes of arrival.
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NOAA's National Weather Service's Automated Flood Warning System (AFWS), Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
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Nationwide "Area Weather" Retrieval System: Weather Forecast Office Zone Forecasts
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Information from this site includes Automated Surface Observing Sites (ASOS), Automated Weather Observing Sites (AWOS), NEXRAD doppler radar stations, and WFO Zonal Forecasts.
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NOAA's National Weather Service, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
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NOAA's National Weather Service, National Centers for Environmental Prediction
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LIShore partners, under the direction of the Coastal Inlets Research Program of the US Army Corps of Engineers
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Publication_Information:
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US Army Corps of Engineers Coastal Inlets Research Program, Offshore and Coastal Technologies Inc., and Ocean Instrument Laboratory Marine Sciences - SUNY
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Real time telemetry is available from instruments installed at Shinnecock Inlet, Coast Guard Group Moriches near Moriches Inlet, Smith Point at the eastern end of Great South Bay, Fire Island Inlet, and Jones Inlet.

From the link <http://www.lishore.org/about/disclaimer.htm>

This website maintains a database of meteorological and hydrological data, historical data, images, and written information generated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or received from other official sources. In addition, this site provides in real time a selection of current weather and oceanic observations for use by the national and international community.

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Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Connecticut and EPA
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Monitoring Your Sound (MYSound): A Marine Environmental Monitoring Network for Long Island Sound
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Currently there are eight stations deployed: 1) Hampstead River, 2) Norwalk Harbor, 3) Housatonic River, 4) Thames River, 5) Ledge Light, 6) Western Sound, 7) Central Sound, and 8) Eastern Sound. The data are posted near real-time to this site as provisional data, while longer term and historical data are available as ASCII files via FTP.
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National Center for Atmospheric Research, Research Applications Program
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: Upper-Air data page of NCAR-RAP Real-Time Weather Data website
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder, CO
Publisher:
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Research Applications Program
Online_Linkage: <http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/upper>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution:
Upper-Air winds and temperatures from the NCAR-RAP Real-Time Weather Data website
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Prince William Sound Oil Spill Recovery Institute, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: Oil Spill Recovery Institute Monitoring Network Information
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Alaska
Publisher: Prince William Sound Oil Spill Recovery Institute
Online_Linkage: <http://www.pws-watershed.org/>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution: Weather observations network at Prince William Sound, Alaska
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: BNL Observations
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Long Island, New York
Publisher: Brookhaven National Laboratory
Online_Linkage: <http://wx1.bnl.gov/weather/WxLatest.jsp>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution: Observations at BNL, Smith Point, and Orient Point, New York
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
NOAA's National Climate Data Center, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: US Climate Reference Network
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Asheville, NC
Publisher: NOAA's National Climate Data Center
Online_Linkage: <http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/uscrn/index.html>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution: US Climate Reference Network stations
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Texas A&M, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: Texas Automated Buoy System
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Texas
Publisher: Texas A&M
Online_Linkage: <http://resolute.gerg.tamu.edu/>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution:
Real Time Oceanographic Data Supporting Oil Spill Prevention and Response
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
University of New Hampshire and NOAA's Office of Atmospheric Research, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: AIRMAP Network
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: New Hampshire
Publisher: University of New Hampshire
Online_Linkage: <http://airmap.unh.edu/home/index.cfm>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution: Air quality monitoring stations for New England
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
DOD and National Center for Atmospheric Research, Research Applications Program, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: 4DWX Weather Network
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: USA
Publisher: 4 Dimensional Weather Systems and Technology
Online_Linkage: https://www.4dwx.org/index.html
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution: Meteorological stations
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Edgartown, MA
Publisher: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Online_Linkage: <http://mvcodata.whoi.edu/cgi-bin/mvco/mvco.cgi>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution:
Real-time coastal oceanographic and meteorological data for South Beach and 1 mile offshore in the Atlantic
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: New Jersey Coastal Monitoring Network
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Hoboken, NJ
Publisher: Davidson Laboratory
Online_Linkage: <http://www.dl.stevens-tech.edu/davidson/soon.html>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution: Coastal Monitoring Network
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
NOAA's Office of Atmospheric Research, Coral Health and Monitoring Program, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: SEAKEYS and Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) Network
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Miami, FL
Publisher: NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
Online_Linkage: <http://www.coral.noaa.gov/>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution:
The SEAKEYS program provides hourly data from up to seven meteorological and oceanographic monitoring stations situated throughout the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Florida Bay.

The CREWS stations consist of a basic suite of sensors, plus additional ones, depending upon local research the stations hope to support, and upon available funding. The basic suite of meteorological and air-based sensors measure air temperature, wind speed and direction, barometric pressure, photosynthetically available radiation (PAR) and ultraviolet radiation (UVR). The basic suite of oceanographic sensors measure salinity, sea temperature, PAR (at 1m nominal) and UVR (at 1m nominal). In addition to these sensors, a data acquisition system gathers and averages the data, then transmits the hourly averages via a GOES satellite.

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Texas A&M, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: TCOON - Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Corpus Christi, TX
Publisher: Texas A&M
Online_Linkage: <http://dnr.cbi.tamucc.edu/wiki/TCOON/HomePage>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution:
Over 40 stations with real-time water-level and meteorological information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
LSU's Coastal Studies Institute, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: WAVCIS - Wave-Current-Surge Information System
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Baton Rouge, LA
Publisher: LSU
Online_Linkage: <http://wavcis.csi.lsu.edu/>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution:
Real-time information describing sea state, surface current, and meteorological conditions
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: LUMCON's Environmental Monitoring Stations
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Louisiana
Publisher: LUMCON
Online_Linkage: <http://weather.lumcon.edu/>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution:
5 Environmental Monitoring Stations of LUMCON Marine Center, Terrebonne Bay, Pontchartrain, Tambour Bay, and Mississippi River-Audubon.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
University of California Marine Council (UCMC), Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title:
Network for Environmental Observation of the Coastal Ocean (NEOCO)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: California
Publisher: University of California Marine Council (UCMC)
Online_Linkage: <http://es.ucsc.edu/~neoco/>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution: Real-time oceanographic and meteorological information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: Innovative Coastal-Ocean Observing Network (ICON)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: California
Publisher:
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Online_Linkage: <http://www.oc.nps.navy.mil/~icon/>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution: Real time HF Radar Maps and Mooring Data Plots
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California - Davis, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: Bodega Marine Laboratory Coastal Observing System
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Bodega Bay, CA
Publisher: Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California - Davis
Online_Linkage: <http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu/envdata/>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution: Real-time Meteorological and Oceanographic Data
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Oregon Health & Science University, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: CORIE
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Oregon
Publisher: Oregon Health & Science University
Online_Linkage: <http://www.ccalmr.ogi.edu/CORIE/>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution:
CORIE is a reference Environmental Observation and Forecasting System (EOFS). The CORIE observation network includes an extensive array of stations in the Columbia River estuary, and one station in the nearby coastal ocean.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Maryland DOT, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: MDOT Weather Obs Network
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Maryland
Publisher: Maryland DOT
Online_Linkage: <http://www.chart.state.md.us/>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution: Weather information for Maryland
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Washington DOT, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: Washington State Ferries
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington
Publisher: Washington DOT
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.atmos.washington.edu/maciver/Ferry/Ferryjs/mainframe1.htm>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution: Ferry weather information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Maryland DNR, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title:
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Water Quality stations
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Annapolis, MD
Publisher: Maryland DNR
Online_Linkage: <http://mddnr.chesapeakebay.net/newmontech/contmon/index.cfm>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution: Water quality information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (comp.)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title:
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory's (GLERL's) Real-time Meteorological Observation Network
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Ann Arbor, MI
Publisher: NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Online_Linkage: <http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Source_Contribution:
A network of real-time meteorological stations at exposed coastal sites around southern Lake Michigan: Chicago, Milwaukee, Kenosha, Saugatuck, Michigan City, and central Lake Huron: Alpena.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
Publication_Date: 1999
Title: ESRI Data Maps 2000 CDROM: North America shapefile
Edition: ArcView 3.x
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California
Publisher: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1999
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: BACKDROP
Source_Contribution: Shoreline of North America, except for the US.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (ed.)
Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
ESRI Data Maps 2000 CDROM: U.S. National Atlas of the United States Cities
Edition: ArcView 3.x
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California
Publisher: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1998
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1970
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1972 - 1994
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: BACKDROP
Source_Contribution:
National Atlas of the United States Cities: subset of cities with a population over 5,000
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
Publication_Date: 2001
Title: ESRI Data Maps 2000 CDROM: U.S. National Atlas Urbanized Areas
Edition: ArcView 3.x
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California
Publisher: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1998
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: BACKDROP
Source_Contribution: Urban Areas of North America
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
ESRI Data Maps 2000 CDROM: U.S. National Transportation Atlas Interstate Highways
Edition: ArcView 3.x
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California
Publisher: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1997
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1992 - 1996
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1978
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: BACKDROP
Source_Contribution: U.S. National Transportation Atlas Interstate Highways
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA's National Ocean Service
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Shoreline and hydrologic shapefiles of the contiguous United States.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: NOAA's National Ocean Service
Type_of_Source_Media: shapefiles
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: BACKDROP
Source_Contribution:
Shoreline of the contiguous US (1:80000 nautical charts) and hydrologic features.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
United States Geological Survey, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (ed.)
Publication_Date: 200201
Title: USGS' National Atlas-- Hydrologic Unit Boundaries shapefile
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: USA
Publisher: United States Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://nationalatlas.gov/hucsm.html>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19981001
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: BACKDROP
Source_Contribution: Used hydrologic unit boundaries shapefile for labels.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
United States Geological Survey, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (ed.)
Publication_Date: 200201
Title:
USGS' National Atlas-- Streams and Water bodies of the United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: USA
Publisher: United States Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://nationalatlas.gov/hydrom.html>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1995
Ending_Date: 2002
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: BACKDROP
Source_Contribution: Used water features shapefile for major water feature labels.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: United States Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 200201
Title:
USGS' National Atlas-- U.S. National Atlas Roads (roadtrl020.shp)
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: USA
Publisher: United States Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://nationalatlas.gov/roadsm.html>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1972
Ending_Date: 1999
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: BACKDROP
Source_Contribution: Added U.S. roads to help users specify an area.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (MMAP) collected the information based on online availability. The data is openly available to the public and a Perl script was written to retrieve station URLs that utilize the http GET method. The data was qualified based on variables provided by the source. Then the data and URLs were compiled in a Microsoft Access database. The database was converted to a shapefiles to be used with ArcIMS.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: RTINFO
Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS), Coast Survey Development Laboratory (CSDL)
Contact_Position: Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1315 East West Highway, Rm 7711
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-2809 x120
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Micah.Wengren@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Additional background shapefiles files were added to the ArcIMS nowCOAST Portal for navigational ease and to provide a geographic framework upon which to place the real-time information.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: BACKDROP
Process_Date: 20020510
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS), Coast Survey Development Laboratory (CSDL)
Contact_Position: Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1315 East West Highway, Rm 7711
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-2809 x120
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Micah.Wengren@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The fields listed below were compiled by the Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (MMAP) based on the information available at online data sources. Fields such as winds, air temperature, dew point, precipitation, relative humidity, mean sea level pressure, weather, snowfall, cloud cover, visibility, sea surface temp., salinity, water level, currents, waves, sea sub-surface temp., and streamflow are populated with 1's or 0's based on whether this type of information is available at the station or zone.

For NEXRAD stations: station ID, name, city, state, latitude, longitude, agency responsible, tower height, elevation, and URL. For WFO Zones: ID, state, WFO, agency responsible, name, availability, latitude, longitude, update frequency, wave height, weather, and URL. For Weather/Ocean Forecast Points: station ID, WMO ID, location, state, agency responsible, model type, update frequency, latitude, longitude, winds, air temperature, dew point, precipitation, relative humidity, mean sea level pressure, weather, snowfall, cloud cover, visibility, sea surface temperature, salinity, water level, currents, waves, sea sub-surface temperature, and URL. For Weather/Ocean Observation Points: internal station ID, NWS ID, CREX ID, WMO ID, agency responsible, type, availability, station name, state, latitude, longitude, elevation, depth, update frequency, anemometer height, winds, air temperature, dew point, precipitation, relative humidity, mean sea level pressure, solar radiation, weather, snowfall, cloud cover, visibility, sea surface temperature, salinity, water level, currents, waves, sea sub-surface temperature, and URL. For River Observations: station ID, USGS ID, agency responsible, location, state, availability, update frequency, elevation, latitude, longitude, gage height, streamflow, site description, and URL. For River Forecasts: internal station ID, NWS ID, USGS ID, agency responsible, river, location, state, update frequency, availability, latitude, longitude, RFC, WFO, forecast, USGS data, streamflow, gauge height, and URLs.

Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
The following URLs are the generalized paths MMAP used to collect the information used in MMAP's Access database.

<http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/etsurge/index.htm> <http://co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/CBOFS/index.shtml> <http://tidesonline.nos.noaa.gov/> <http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/op/welcome.htm> <http://ndbc.noaa.gov/> <http://gpsmet.fsl.noaa.gov/jsp/index.jsp> <http://gyre.umeoce.maine.edu/> <http://marine.rutgers.edu/> <http://twister.sbs.ohio-state.edu> <http://www.cbos.org/> <http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/rt> <http://www.afws.net> <http://weather.noaa.gov/> <http://weather.gov> <http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/synop/products.shtml> <http://www.profiler.noaa.gov/jsp/index.jsp> <http://www.ncep.noaa.gov/> <ftp://polar.wwb.noaa.gov/pub/waves/latest_run/> <http://www.lishore.org> <http://www.mysound.uconn.edu/stationstat.html> <http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/upper/>

Background files of roads, hydrologic units, and water bodies were collected from the USGS. <http://www.nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html>


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS), Coast Survey Development Laboratory (CSDL)
Contact_Position: Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1315 East-West Highway, Rm 7823
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-2809 x107
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: John.Kelley@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm
Resource_Description: Live Data and Maps
Distribution_Liability:
Overall

NOS' Coast Survey Development Laboratory is not an operational data facility. No warranties are expressed or implied regarding the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information provided or linked to in the nowCOAST web portal. Users are cautioned to consider the provisional nature of the observations before using it for decision making. The user assumes the entire risk related to use of the data or any information. NOS disclaim liability of any kind whatsoever, including, without limitation, liability for quality, performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will NOS be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of the data or any information presented or linked to in the web portal. NOS reserves the right to suspend or discontinue this web portal, or portions thereof, at any time.

Observations/Data

Observations from mesonets should be considered experimental and not always reliable or accurate. NOAA does not own or operate any of the mesonet sites linked to on this web portal and is not responsible for site maintenance or data accuracy. The links to these mesonets on this web portal are provided as a convenience to the user and does not represent an endorsement of the station and/or mesonet or the observations. There are differences among and sometimes within mesonets in terms of sampling frequency, height of sensors, exposure, observing equipment, etc... This may account for some of the differences in observations when comparing data from nearby stations. If you have questions regarding a particular station or mesonet, please contact the organization responsible for that station or mesonet.

Forecast Guidance

NWS and NOS forecast guidance is computer model generated predictions from numerical- and/or statistical-based weather, oceanographic, or river models. Model forecast guidance is used for input into other numerical forecasts models and also by NOAA and private sector meteorologists, hydrologists, and oceanographers in generation of worded or gridded weather, river, and/or marine forecasts. Users should always consult final worded or gridded marine, weather, and/or river forecasts, warnings or advisories from local NWS Weather Forecast Offices for their particular activity or application.

Disclaimer for 'Weather/Ocean Obs' Selection

Observations from non-NOAA, DOD, or FAA stations should be considered experimental and not always reliable or accurate. The links to the other stations are provided as a convenience to the user and does not represent an endorsement by NOS of the station or its observations. The user assumes the entire risk related to use or misuse of the data.

Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: web portal
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://nowCOAST.noaa.gov/viewer.htm>
Fees: None
Technical_Prerequisites:
The user must utilize a web browser in order to view or navigate through the web portal. Acceptable web browsers are Internet Explorer 4.0+ and Netscape 4.0+. The user's browser must also have JavaScript enabled.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020523
Metadata_Review_Date: 20031217
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS), Coast Survey Development Laboratory (CSDL)
Contact_Position: Cartographic and Geospatial Technology Programs
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1315 East-West Highway, Rm 7101
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-2645 x140
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Meredith.Westington@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None

Generated by mp version 2.7.30 on Wed Dec 17 12:44:17 2003

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