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Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, 2023: Tides and Currents Map: an interactive map of all CO-OPS stations, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/37627.

Item Identification

Title: Tides and Currents Map: an interactive map of all CO-OPS stations
Short Name: CO-OPS Tides and Currents Map
Status: On Going
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Abstract:

This interactive map has many features designed to provide a quick and easy way to find a Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) station. It can be used to view and download data from real-time observations, historical observations, and predictions of tides and tidal currents.

Purpose:

The mission of the National Ocean Service, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) is to provide the national infrastructure, and the scientific and technical expertise to monitor, assess, and distribute tide, water level, tidal current, meteorological and other coastal oceanographic products and services necessary to support NOAA's mission.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

Map displays locations of stations. Zooming in and clicking a specific station opens a pop-up dashboard, allowing access to the available datasets of interest of varying date ranges (sensor-dependent) as far back as the 1800s.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > VISIBILITY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEA LEVEL RISE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > TIDAL HEIGHT
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE ENVIRONMENT MONITORING
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL CURRENTS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL HEIGHT
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL RANGE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Service Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES > MARINE ADVISORIES > MARINE WEATHER/FORECAST
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Service Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES > MARINE ADVISORIES > TIDES
ISO 19115 Topic Category
climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
ISO 19115 Topic Category
geoscientificInformation
ISO 19115 Topic Category
oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category
transportation
NGDA Portfolio Themes
National Geospatial Data Asset
NGDA Portfolio Themes
NGDA
NGDA Portfolio Themes
Water Oceans and Coasts Theme
UNCONTROLLED
None coastal monitoring
None Coastal Sea Level Stations
None Models > Coastal Ocean Models
None NWLON > National Water Level Observation Network
None NWLON station
None NWLP > National Water Level Program
None PORTS > Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALABAMA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CONNECTICUT
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > DELAWARE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GEORGIA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > HAWAII
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ILLINOIS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > LOUISIANA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MAINE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MARYLAND
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MASSACHUSETTS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MICHIGAN
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MINNESOTA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MISSISSIPPI
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW HAMPSHIRE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW JERSEY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW YORK
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OHIO
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OREGON
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > PENNSYLVANIA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > RHODE ISLAND
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > SOUTH CAROLINA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > VIRGINIA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WASHINGTON
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WISCONSIN
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > BERMUDA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > PUERTO RICO
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > VIRGIN ISLANDS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > AMERICAN SAMOA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > JOHNSTON ATOLL
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > KIRIBATI
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > MIDWAY ATOLL
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > WAKE ISLAND
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > GULF OF ALASKA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > POLYNESIA > COOK ISLANDS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > POLYNESIA > FIJI
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > POLYNESIA > FRENCH POLYNESIA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > POLYNESIA > SAMOA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > POLYNESIA > TOKELAU
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA > GUAM
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA > MARSHALL ISLANDS
UNCONTROLLED
None Coastal U.S. territories
None Coastal United States
None U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
ACOUSTIC SOUNDERS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
ADCP > Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
ANEMOMETERS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
APS > Air Pressure Sensor
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
BAROMETERS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
CURRENT METERS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
HUMIDITY SENSORS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
PRESSURE SENSORS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
TEMPERATURE PROBES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
TEMPERATURE SENSORS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
TIDE GAUGES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Visibility Sensor > Visibility Sensor
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
WATER LEVEL GAUGES
UNCONTROLLED
None Air Gap

Platform Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Environmental Modeling
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
GOES > NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
MODELS

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: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: raster digital data
Entity Attribute Overview:

CO-OPS environmental monitoring stations collect data for both coastal and Great Lakes locations using varying sensor types (However, note that not all monitoring stations collect data using all sensor types). This map also has access to water level station datums, benchmarks, harmonic constants and sea level trends, and all stations related to our various Forecast Guidance models (Operational Forecast Systems).

- Water level sensors measure the instantaneous height of the water relative to a specified reference point. This includes the air acoustic measurement device, Microwave RADAR, shaft angle encoders, or pressure sensors. These data are also used for generating tide predictions at coastal locations.

- Air Temperature gauges measure how hot or cold the air is.

- Water Temperature gauges measure how hot or cold the water is.

- Conductivity Sensors measure the ability of water molecules to pass an electrical current

- Wind Measurement Sensor measures wind speed, direction and wind gusts.

- Barometric Pressure Sensors measure the weight of the column of atmosphere above the sensor (point-measurement).

- Relative Humidity Sensors measure the amount of water vapor present in air expressed as a percentage of the amount needed for saturation at the same temperature.

- Estuarine and Tidal Currents Sensors collect, analyze, and distribute observations and predictions of horizontal movement of water.

- Air Gap Sensors measure the vertical distance between the surface of a navigable waterway and a hazard above it such as a bridge. It is a time-varying quantity because the clearance distance is due to all processes that change the position of either the surface or the hazard. "Waterway surface" means the upper boundary of any body of navigable water.

- Visibility Sensors optically observe a point-measurement of the clarity of the atmosphere at that location.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

Latest detailed information on sensors and accuracy can be found here: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/publications/CO-OPS_Measurement_Spec.pdf

Distribution Liability:

These 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.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 393136
Date Effective From: 2012-01-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): Stakeholder Services Branch
Email Address: tide.predictions@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-713-2815

Distributor

CC ID: 393138
Date Effective From: 2012-01-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS)
URL: Tides and Currents

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 393139
Date Effective From: 2012-01-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): Stakeholder Services Branch
Email Address: tide.predictions@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-713-2815

Point of Contact

CC ID: 393137
Date Effective From: 2012-01-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): Stakeholder Services Branch
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: 393142
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: 180
N° Bound: 71.4
S° Bound: -54.8

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 393141
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1800

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 583898
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 205

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 900347
Download URL: https://idpgis.ncep.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/NOS_Observations/CO_OPS_Products/FeatureServer
Distributor: Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) (2012-01-01 - Present)
Description:

data download

File Type: Esri REST Feature Service
Application Version: 10.2

Distribution 2

CC ID: 393144
Download URL: https://idpgis.ncep.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/NOS_Observations/CO_OPS_Products/MapServer
Distributor: Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) (2012-01-01 - Present)
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: Esri REST Map Service
Application Version: 10.2

Distribution 3

CC ID: 900346
Download URL: https://idpgis.ncep.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/NOS_Observations/CO_OPS_Stations/FeatureServer
Distributor: Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) (2012-01-01 - Present)
Description:

data download

File Type: Esri REST Feature Service
Application Version: 10.2

Distribution 4

CC ID: 393143
Download URL: https://idpgis.ncep.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/NOS_Observations/CO_OPS_Stations/MapServer
Distributor: Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) (2012-01-01 - Present)
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: Esri REST Map Service
Application Version: 10.2

Distribution 5

CC ID: 393145
Download URL: https://www.tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/map/
Distributor: Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) (2012-01-01 - Present)
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: Point Vector

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 393135
URL: https://www.tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/map/
Name: Link to the map
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

URL to the map for data access.

URL 2

CC ID: 900345
URL: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/
Name: home page for NOAA Tides and Currents
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

main page

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 393221
Activity Date/Time: 2017-03-13
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 393220
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 583896
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 1187498
Activity Date/Time: 2022-10-18
Description:

Updated many keywords, removing or updating most uncontrolled ones to fall within a recognized thesaurus.

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

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 393133
Description:

Data is recorded and transmitted; then goes through a quality control procedure and is loaded into a database.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 37627
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:37627
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 11:05+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-01-19 20:19+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-12-01
Owner Org: CO-OPS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-12-01
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-12-01