CO-OPS West Coast Station Products

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS)
Publication_Date: On-line
Title: CO-OPS West Coast Station Products
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Tables; Graphs Delivery Format: On-line (Each data request - $31-$48)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.opsd.nos.noaa.gov/wc.html>
Description:
Abstract:
"The Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) collects, analyzes and distributes historical and real-time observations and predictions of water levels, coastal currents and other meteorological and oceanographic data."

The most effective way to find data on this site is to go to the station locator page, accessible via the URL listed here. Click on the region or station of interest. The stations shown on the web site are the National Ocean Service Tidal Reference Stations for the U.S. Choose to see a data inventory and then go back and choose the kind of data you would like to extract. Possibilities include: preliminary, often real-time water level data; verified, recently collected water level data; ocean/water data consisting of wind information, air temperature, water temperature and barometric pressure; predictions of tides for the next six months; lists of benchmarks in the area; and station information. You may then extract a subset of the data, specifying parameter, time period, units (meters or feet, e.g.) time (GMT or local standard), and data format (on screen, comma delineated). Tide predictions are available in international, standard, and postscript formats. There is also the option to plot water level, water temperature, air temperature and pressure for the current day.

It is unclear whether all available data is on-line or if the more historical data must be requested direcly from CO-OPS.

--SJB

Supplemental_Information:
Metadata Contact: Sara Breslow Location: United States West Coast Spatial Resolution: Stations Temporal Resolution: Every Six Minutes; Hourly Access Notes: Provide the following information for all data requests directed to the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS):

Your Full Name Your Company's Name Your Full Mailing Address (not e-mail) Your Phone Number (including your Area Code)

Contact Steve Lyle, listed here, for water level and benchmark information. For tide and tidal current information contact Tom Kendrick (301) 713-2815 x 119 IPSS@CEOB-G30.NOS.NOAA.GOV . More contact info is on web site.

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Beginning_Date:
Ending_Date: Present
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -125
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -117
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Ecosystems
Theme_Keyword: Coasts
Theme_Keyword: Hydrology
Theme_Keyword: Oceanography
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Oceanography
Theme_Keyword: Physical Oceanography
Theme_Keyword: Water Conditions
Theme_Keyword: Tides
Theme_Keyword: Models
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Meteorology
Theme_Keyword: Weather Conditions
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Water Level
Theme_Keyword: Mean Low Low Water
Theme_Keyword: Mean Sea Level
Theme_Keyword: Mean High Water
Theme_Keyword: Air Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Wind Speed
Theme_Keyword: Wind Direction
Theme_Keyword: Wind Gusts
Theme_Keyword: Water Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Barometric Pressure
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Tides
Theme_Keyword: Tidal
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: West Coast
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Steve Lyles
Contact_Organization: NOAA, National Ocean Service
Contact_Address:
Address:
NOAA, National Ocean Service CO-OPS, Products and Services, N/CS44 Attn: Water Levels 1305 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20910-3281
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-2877 ext 176
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4437
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: LYLES@WLNET.NOS.NOAA.GOV

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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19990527
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