CO-OPS station 9757809: ARECIBO, PUERTO RICO 1-minute Raw Tsunami Water Level Data

CO-OPS has been involved with tsunami warning and mitigation since the Coast and Geodetic Survey started the Tsunami Warning System in 1948 to provide warnings to the Hawaiian Islands. After the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, CO-OPS was tasked to coordinate with the NOAA Tsunami Warning Centers in upgrading existing stations with new Data Collection Platform (DCP) and communications technology and with expanding the tsunami warning capabilities of the National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON). Work began in 2005 to upgrade 33 existing water level stations and install 16 new stations from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea by October 2006. As of September 2006, all 33 upgrades are complete, as well as 15 of the 16 new installations. As of October 2006, the NWLON consist of 196 long-term water level stations along all U.S. coasts, including the Great Lakes, Alaska, Hawaii, the Pacific Ocean Island Territories, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly National Geophysical Data Center) serves as the archive center for these data and provides the historical data to users.
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Distribution Formats
  • netCDF (Version: 4)
  • OPeNDAP
  • Tab-delimited File
    • File Compression: GZIP
  • ASCII
Distributor Aaron Sweeney
Water Level Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI> National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-4797
haz.info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Aaron Sweeney
Water Level Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI> National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-4797
haz.info@noaa.gov
Coverage Description Coastal Tide Gauge Network of the United States and Its Territories
Time Period 2008-08-28T17:06:00Z to Present (time duration: PT1M)
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 18.48052
S: 18.48052
E: -66.70236
W: -66.70236
Spatial Coverage Map
Dataset Information
Associated Resources
  • NOAA's Ocean Service, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS), Environmental Measurement Systems, Sensor Specifications and Measurement Algorithms
  • Parent ID (indicates this is related to other data):
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2007-01-01
Data Presentation Form mapDigital
Dataset Progress Status Under development - data is currently in the process of being created
Data Update Frequency Weekly
Supplemental Information
The 1-minute raw water level dataset consists of over 100 NWLON Tsunami ready stations deployed along the Eastern and Western Coast of the U.S., Alaska, Pacific region, Caribbean region and U.S. states in the Gulf of Mexico.
Purpose Provide raw water level data on a 1 minute sampling frequency.
Use Limitations
  • 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. 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.
Originators
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/CO-OPS > Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/CO-OPS > Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgments
  • NOAA's Ocean Service, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS)
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Tides
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Tides > Tidal Currents
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Tides > Tidal Height
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Tides > Tidal Range
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Tsunamis
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Sea Surface Height
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Tidal Height
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
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • In Situ Land-based Platforms > Ocean Platform/Ocean Stations > Coastal Stations
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Gauges > Tide Gauges
Place keywords None
  • U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone
  • Coastal United States
  • Coastal U.S. territories
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Puerto Rico
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • NTHMP > National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
Use Constraints
  • 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.
Access Constraints
  • Access Constraints: None.
Fees
  • Free for online download
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Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI> National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • 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 Datasets
  • CO-OPS 1-minute Raw Tsunami Station Data
    • Description of Source: Source Contribution: 1-minute water level data from all coastal National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON) stations to support national tsunami warning and mitigation efforts. Source Type: FTP online
    • Temporal extent used: 2008-08-28T17:06:00Z to Present
Lineage information for: repository
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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • Aquatrak Model# NG-3000 Water Level Sensor
Platform
  • Coastal Tide Gauge
Operation
  • NOAA Tsunami Program
Last Modified: 2018-02-13
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