Global BUFR Data Stream: Ships and Buoy Observations from National Weather Service Telecommunications Gateway (NWS TG)

Global BUFR Marine

These are raw ship and buoy (moored and drifting) observations provided by World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Member States. Data are transmitted through the WMO Global Telecommunication System (GTS) and picked up by the National Weather Service's Telecommunication Gateway (NWS-TG) where it is made available to NCEI . Member States are transitioning from ASCII to BUFR formats and this collection will assure that data in both formats are archived for future use.
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  • NCEI DSI 1180_01
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00953
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Distribution Formats
  • BUFR
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Time Period 2015-08-19 to Present (time interval: 1-hour)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-08-19
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Monthly
Purpose These are raw observations taken from various locations at various times around the globe transmitted through the National Weather Service Telecommunications Gateway (NWSTG) in a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Binary Universal Form for the Representation of meteorological data (BUFR) format used in climate research.
Dataset Citation
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Cited Authors
  • Freeman, Eric
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Principal Investigators
  • Freeman, Eric
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Resource Providers
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Oceans
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Oceanic
  • Atmosphere
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • Buoys
  • Ships
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global Ocean
Use Constraints
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Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement These are raw observations taken from various location at various times around the globe transmitted through the National Weather Service Telecommunications Gateway (NWSTG) in a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Binary Universal Form for the Representation of meteorological data (BUFR) format.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2019-05-29
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