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Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, 2023: Meteorological Data (including visibility), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/67953.

Item Identification

Title: Meteorological Data (including visibility)
Short Name: Meteorological Data
Status: On Going
Creation Date: 2022-09-29
Publication Date: 2022
Abstract:

The National Ocean Service (NOS) maintains a long-term database containing data from active and historic stations installed all over the United States and U.S. territories. Since the 1990s, NOAA's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) has been collecting various meteorological data along the U.S. coastline, around the Great Lakes and connecting channels, as well as in various U.S. territories. Stations are configured for a variety of observation periods, depending upon the location. Some of these sensors are located with water level stations, while others are independent, dedicated meteorological stations. These data are used to support a variety of purposes including but not limited to safe and efficient marine navigation and coastal hazards monitoring. The standard reporting time for collecting data are in 6-minute intervals.

Purpose:

The mission of NOS/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.

Supplemental Information:

Many water level stations are equipped with meteorological sensors to collect meteorological observations in conjunction with water level data, and may be retrieved from the CO-OPS wewbsite, web services, and NCEI.

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 TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > LIQUID PRECIPITATION > RAIN
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > PRECIPITATION INDICATORS > SAHEL STANDARDIZED RAINFALL
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > STORM SURGE
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 > STORM SURGE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > DOPPLER VELOCITY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS > INUNDATION
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Service Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS > WEB-BASED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Service Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES > MARINE ADVISORIES > MARINE WEATHER/FORECAST
ISO 19115 Topic Category
climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
ISO 19115 Topic Category
geoscientificInformation
UNCONTROLLED
None Models > Coastal Ocean Models
None NOCMP > National Operational Coastal Modeling Program
None NWLON > National Water Level Observation Network
None OFS > Operational Forecast Systems
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 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 > 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 > SAMOA
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
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
HUMIDITY SENSORS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
PRESSURE SENSORS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
RAIN GAUGES
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
THERMISTORS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Visibility Sensor > Visibility Sensor

Platform Keywords

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

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: map, graphic plots, tabular digital data
Entity Attribute Overview:

Sensors today use anemometers for wind measurements; thermistors for air temperatures; relative humidity probes; atmospheric pressure sensors; rainfall tipping buckets; and forward-scatter sensors for measuring visibility.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

Latest detailed information on sensors and accuracy can be found in the CO-OPS Sensor Specifications and Measurement Algorithms document

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/publications/CO-OPS_Measurement_Spec.pdf
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.

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

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1185891
Date Effective From: 2022
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): Stakeholder Services Branch
Email Address: tide.predictions@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-713-2815

Distributor

CC ID: 1185893
Date Effective From: 2022
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): Stakeholder Services Branch
Email Address: tide.predictions@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-713-2815

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 1185894
Date Effective From: 2022
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): Stakeholder Services Branch
Email Address: tide.predictions@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-713-2815

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1185892
Date Effective From: 2022
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: 1185908
W° Bound: 144.6
E° Bound: -61.8
N° Bound: 71.4
S° Bound: -14.3

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1185907
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1990

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: 1185958
Download URL: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/
Distributor: Stakeholder Services Branch (2022 - Present)
File Name: CO-OPS home page
Description:

Access to our data via the website and web services.

File Type: Multiple formats

Distribution 2

CC ID: 1185959
Download URL: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/map/
Distributor: Stakeholder Services Branch (2022 - Present)
File Name: Tides and Currents Map
Description:

This is our interactive map. Zoom in/out and pan around as desired. Stations

are identified by color-coded push-pins. Click on a push-pin to access information

and data from that station.

File Type: Multiple formats

Distribution 3

CC ID: 1185897
Download URL: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/stations.html?type=Meteorological+Observations
Distributor: Stakeholder Services Branch (2022 - Present)
File Name: CO-OPS web services and GIS access
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: Multiple formats

Distribution 4

CC ID: 1185960
Download URL: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/web_services_info.html
Distributor: Stakeholder Services Branch (2022 - Present)
File Name: CO-OPS web services
Description:

This page directs users to our web services and GIS Portal. Users can access our Data API, our Data API builder tool, ERDDAP, THREDDS Server and other web services.

File Type: Multiple formats

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 1185898
URL: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/stations.html?type=Meteorological+Observations
Name: Meteorological Observations - Station Selection
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Downloadable data

URL 2

CC ID: 1185909
URL: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov
Name: CO-OPS home page
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
Description:

Access to our data via the website.

URL 3

CC ID: 1185910
URL: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/map/
Name: Tides and Currents Map
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

This is our interactive map. Zoom in/out and pan around as desired. Stations are identified by color-coded push-pins. Click on a push-pin to access information and data from that station.

URL 4

CC ID: 1185911
URL: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/web_services_info.html
Name: CO-OPS web services and GIS access
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Access to our data via the CO-OPS Data API, ERDDAP, THREDSS Server, GIS applications and others.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 1185915
Activity Date/Time: 2022-09-29
Description:

Record was created to replace outdated record containing both meteorological and physical oceanography information. We are breaking the two up as separate datasets.

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

Lineage Statement:

Data are recorded and transmitted; then go through a quality control procedure and are loaded into a database.

Sources

CO-OPS Meteorological Data

CC ID: 1185904
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
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: 1990
Citation URL: http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov
Citation URL Name: CO-OPS home page
Citation URL Description:

CO-OPS home page

Source Contribution:

6-minute data from various stations supporting the National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON), the Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS (Copyright)) Program, and other partnerships.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1185905
Description:

Preliminary (raw) data are recorded and transmitted, then loaded into a database. The raw data are then sent to the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC), where QC flags are applied to the data. Then each month, NDBC archives the QC-flagged data with NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

Process Contact: Maddock, Shawn
Email Address: shawn.maddock@noaa.gov
Source: CO-OPS Meteorological Data

Acquisition Information

Instruments

Instrument 1

CC ID: 1185927
Identifier: R.M. Young Model 05103 Wind Monitor
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: Wind Sensor
Description:

The wind speed sensor is a four blade helicoid propeller. Propeller rotation produces an AC sine wave voltage signal. The wind direction sensor is a rugged yet lightweight vane. Vane angle is sensed by a precision potentiometer. Constructed of UV stabilized plastic with stainless steel and anodized aluminum fittings, the sensor mounts on standard 1 inch pipe. Model 05103V offers calibrated 0-5 VDC outputs, Model 05103L provides a calibrated 4-20 mA current signal for each channel.

Instrument 2

CC ID: 1185965
Identifier: Sutron Accubar Barometric Pressure Sensor 5600-0120
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: Barometric Pressure Sensor
Description:

Barometric Pressure Sensor

Instrument 3

CC ID: 1185963
Identifier: Vaisala FS11
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: Visibility sensor
Description:

Forward-scatter sensor

Instrument 4

CC ID: 1185964
Identifier: YSI 44032
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: Thermistor
Description:

Thermistor with Carol Brand C1202 Cable

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 67953
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:67953
Metadata Record Created By: Shawn Maddock
Metadata Record Created: 2022-09-29 20:08+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Shawn Maddock
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-10-28 16:02+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-10-04
Owner Org: CO-OPS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2022-09-29
Metadata Review Frequency: 2 Years
Metadata Next Review Date: 2024-09-29