Environmental buoy data [computer file]/ National Oceanographic Data Center ; compiled by Andrew Allegra Coastal Ocean Laboratory.
Contributor(s): Allegra, Andrew | National Oceanographic Data Center (U.S.).Material type: BookPublisher: Silver Spring, MD. : Coastal Ocean Laboratory, Description: 7 computer laser optical discs : col., maps ; 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): USA | ALASKA | HAWAII | ATLANTIC OCEAN | PACIFIC OCEAN | CARIBBEAN SEA | GULF OF MEXICO | CLIMATOLOGY | METEOROLOGY | BUOYS | DATA | MARINE METEOROLOGY | TIME SERIES | WINDS | SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES | WAVESHoldings: GRETA POINT: AV:CD 35 Online resources: Click here for online access to real-time data
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Disc 1. Atlantic Ocean Sections 1-2 -- Disc 2. Atlantic Ocean Sections 3, 4, 5 -- Disc 3. Gulf of Mexico -- Disc 4. Great Lakes -- Disc 5. Eastern Pacific Lower Section -- Disc 6. Eastern Pacific Upper Section -- Disc 7. Alaska, Hawaii, & other Pacific Ocean.
The data files on these CD-ROMs contain meteorological and oceanographic data collected by moored buoys and C-MAN (Coastal-Marine Automated Network) stations operated by the NOAA National Data Buoy Center (NDBC). C-MAN stations are located on piers, offshore towers, lighthouses, and beaches with excellent exposure to the marine environment. The observations are transmitted, typically once each hour, through GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) to the National Weather Service Telecommunications Gateway, where the data are placed in meteorological codes for real-time transmission. After post-processing and quality control of the GOES messages, NDBC submits these data each month to the NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center for permanent storage in NODC's F291 format. These CD-ROM data are more complete and have undergone more quality control than the data trans- mitted in real-time. The real-time data for these stations can be obtained online from the National Data Buoy Center.
System requirements: IBM compatible PC, CD-ROM drive, web browser.
Also contains a C-language program that will strip out several air-sea parameters from the Environmental Data Record of a buoy data file, and create a condensed time series of those parameters.
GRETA POINT: AV:CD 35
Te Puna, interim added 10/00 CA. Updated 26/6/06. CW