Short Citation:
Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, 2021: CO-OPS Water level Observations Data, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/37624.

Item Identification

Title: CO-OPS Water level Observations Data
Short Name: CO-OPS_Water_Level_Remote_Sensing_Profile
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2009
Abstract:

The National Ocean Service (NOS) maintains a long-term database containing a listing of active stations that are installed all over the United States and U.S. territories. Water Levels observations, coastal currents and other meteorological and oceanographic data are monitored from a network of over 200 permanent, continuously operating stations and from numerous stations operated for short-term and long-term projects. Stations are configured for a variety of observation periods, depending upon the location. For some stations, records date back to the late 1800s. Observed water level, ancillary and meteorological values are disseminated primarily at six minute increments. In addition, some stations provide real-time data for planning and emergency situations. The observed values are processed, stored and distributed over a wide variety of applications. The products are distributed on either hard copy, floppy disk, CD, or over the web and include the following: Active Station Lists , Tide Observation , Wind data , Air Temperature data , Water Temperature data , Barometric Pressure data , Conductivity data , Humidity data , Air Gap data , Currents data , Other Meteorological and or ancillary data.

Purpose:

The Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) installs, maintains active stations that collect real-time observations, coastal currents and other meteorological and oceanographic data. More information can be obtained at http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/about.html

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Supplemental Information:

The Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) and its predecessors have gathered oceanographic data along our nation's coasts for over 200 years to protect life, property, and the environment. Serving both the public and other government agencies, CO-OPS is the authoritative source for accurate, reliable, and timely water-level and current measurements that support safe and efficient maritime commerce, sound coastal management, and recreation. The combined efforts, knowledge, and experience of CO-OPS's technicians, scientists, and engineers working to carry out a central mission has led to the development of a reliable center of expertise for coastal physical oceanography. CO-OPS collects, analyzes, and communicates oceanographic information, a mission that is as relevant today as it was 200 years ago.Over 95 percent of U.S. international trade moves through U.S. ports and harbors. CO-OPS's products contribute to the nation's economic competitiveness, while reducing risks to life, property, and the coastal environment. For example, the Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS) helps mariners by integrating real-time environmental observations and forecasts. Similarly, CO-OPS Tide and Tidal Current Tables are used daily to plan voyages, while CO-OPS provides the reference for dredging and charting projects.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
ISO 19115 Topic Category geoscientificInformation
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category transportation
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Atmosphere > Air Quality > Visibility
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Ecosystem Functions
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Biosphere > Terrestrial Ecosystems > Wetlands
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Human Dimensions > Habitat Conversion/Fragmentation > Reclamation/Revegetation/Restoration
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Coastal Processes > Sea Level Rise
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Coastal Processes > Sea Surface Height
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Coastal Processes > Storm Surge
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Coastal Processes > Tidal Height
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Advection
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Fresh Water Flux
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Fronts
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Gyres
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Mixed Layer
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Thermohaline Circulation
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Turbulence
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Upwelling/Downwelling
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Vorticity
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Water Masses
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Wind-driven Circulation
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Ocean Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Ocean Waves > Tsunamis
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Salinity/Density > Density
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Salinity/Density >Conductivity
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Tides > Storm Surge
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Tides > Tidal Components
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Tides > Tidal Currents
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Tides > Tidal Height
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Oceans > Tides > Tidal Range
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Doppler Velocity
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Inundation
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Services Keywords Data Analysis And Visualization > Geographic Information Systems > Web-based Geographic Information Systems
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Services Keywords Data Analysis And Visualization > Visualization/Image Processing
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Services Keywords Data Management/Data Handling > Archiving
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Services Keywords Data Management/Data Handling > Cataloging
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Services Keywords Data Management/Data Handling > Data Interoperability
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Services Keywords Data Management/Data Handling > Data Compression
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Services Keywords Data Management/Data Handling > Data Delivery
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Services Keywords Data Management/Data Handling > Data Interoperability > Data Reformatting
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Services Keywords Data Management/Data Handling > Data Networking/Data Transfer Tools
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Services Keywords Education/Outreach > Exhibit Materials > Science Center Exhibits
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Services Keywords Hazards Management > Hazards Mitigation
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Services Keywords Models > Ocean General Circulation Models (ogcm)/Regional Ocean Models
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Services Keywords Models > Ocean General Circulation Models (ogcm)/Regional Ocean Models
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Services Keywords Models > Weather Research/Forecast Models
NASA/GCMD Earth Science Services Keywords Reference And Information Services > Digital/Virtual Reference Desks > Ask-a Oceanographer
NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords ACOUSTIC SOUNDERS
NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords CONDUCTIVITY METERS
NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords CURRENT METERS
NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords GPS CLOCKS
NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords HUMIDITY SENSORS
NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords PRESSURE SENSORS
NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords RAIN GAUGES
NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords TEMPERATURE PROBES
NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords TIDE GAUGES
NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords WATER LEVEL GAUGES
NASA/GCMD Platform Keywords GOES > NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
None Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
None COASTAL > Coastal Oceanographic Applications and Services of Tides And Lakes
None Coastal Sea Level Stations
None CORMS > Continuous Operational Real-Time Monitoring System
None Current Meters
None HF-RADAR > High Frequency Radar
None Microwave Air Gap Sensor
None Microwave Water Level Sensor
None Models > Coastal Ocean Models
None NCOP > National Current Observation Program
None NOCMP > National Operational Coastal Modeling Program
None NTWS > National Tsunami Warning System
None NWLON > National Water Level Observation Network
None NWLP > National Water Level Program
None OFS > Operational Forecast Systems
None OSTEP > Ocean Systems Test and Evaluation Program
None PORTS > Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System
None Sea Level Stations
None Tide Stations
None Water Level Stations

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None near real time
None real time

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Ohio
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Alaska
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > California
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Connecticut
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Delaware
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > District Of Columbia
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Florida
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Georgia
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Great Lakes
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Hawaii
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Illinois
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Maine
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Maryland
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Massachusetts
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Michigan
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Minnesota
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Mississippi
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > New Jersey
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > New York
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > North Carolina
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Oregon
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Pennsylvania
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Rhode Island
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > South Carolina
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Virginia
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Washington
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Wisconsin
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Beaufort Sea
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Chukchi Sea
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Atlantic Ocean
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Bermuda
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Puerto Rico
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Gulf Of Maine
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Gulf Of Mexico
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Gulf Of St Lawrence
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > South Atlantic Ocean
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Guam
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Wake Island
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean >American Samoa
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Pacific Ocean > North Pacific Ocean
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Pacific Ocean > North Pacific Ocean > Bering Sea
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Pacific Ocean > North Pacific Ocean > Gulf Of Alaska
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Pacific Ocean > South Pacific Ocean > Polynesia > Samoa
NASA/GCMD Location Keywords Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Micronesia > Marshall Islands
None Coastal U.S. territories
None Coastal United States
None U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone

Physical Location

Organization: Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: Continually
Data Presentation Form: map
Distribution Liability:

Preliminary data have not been subjected to the National Ocean Service's quality control or quality assurance procedures and do not meet the criteria and standards of official National Ocean Service data. They are released for limited public use as preliminary data to be used only with appropriate caution., NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Data Set Credit: NOAA's Ocean Service, CO-OPS

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 392886
Date Effective From: 2009
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): User Services Team
Email Address: tide.predictions@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-713-2815

Distributor

CC ID: 392888
Date Effective From: 2009
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): User Services Team
Email Address: tide.predictions@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-713-2815

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 392889
Date Effective From: 2009
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): User Services Team
Email Address: tide.predictions@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-713-2815

Point of Contact

CC ID: 392887
Date Effective From: 2009
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): User Services Team
Email Address: tide.predictions@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-713-2815

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 392892
W° Bound: 139.4
E° Bound: -63.64
N° Bound: 70.4
S° Bound: -15

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 392891
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1854-06-30

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Preliminary Data. Preliminary data have not been subjected to the National Ocean Service's quality control or quality assurance procedures and do not meet the criteria and standards of official National Ocean Service data. They are released for limited public use as preliminary data to be used only with appropriate caution.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 392895
Download URL: https://opendap.co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/axis/
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: ASCII

Distribution 2

CC ID: 392894
Download URL: https://opendap.co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/ioos-dif-sos/
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: ASCII

Distribution 3

CC ID: 392893
Download URL: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/stations.html?type=Water+Levels
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: ASCII

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 392885
URL: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/stations.html?type=Water+Levels
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 393047
Activity Date/Time: 2015-08-21
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 393046
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-012-2002) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 598754
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Raw data have not been subjected to the National Ocean Service's quality control or quality assurance procedures and do not meet the criteria and standards of official National Ocean Service data. They are released for limited public use as preliminary data to be used only with appropriate caution.

Conceptual Consistency:

Raw data have not been subjected to the National Ocean Service's quality control or quality assurance procedures and do not meet the criteria and standards of official National Ocean Service data. They are released for limited public use as preliminary data to be used only with appropriate caution.

Lineage

Sources

CO-OPS Meteorological Data

CC ID: 598755
Contact Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS)
Extent Type: Continuing
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005-02-07
Citation URL: http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/
Source Contribution:

water level data from all coastal National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON) stations to support national tsunami warning and mitigation efforts. | Source Geospatial Form: digital data | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 598756
Description:

Data is recorded and transmitted then is loaded into a database, the raw data are then archived on a weekly basis in xml format

Source: CO-OPS Meteorological Data

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) DCP
Entity (ENT) Sensor
Entity (ENT) Station

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 37624
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 11:05+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Brianna Key
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-12-08 21:37+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2020-12-08
Owner Org: CO-OPS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2021-12-09