Meteorological and oceanographic data collected from the National Data Buoy Center Coastal-Marine Automated Network (C-MAN) stations and moored (weather) buoys during April 2003 (NCEI Accession 0001028)

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This accession contains oceanographic and meteorological data collected from National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) Coastal-Marine Automated Network (C-MAN) Stations and moored (weather) buoys. Data are in both NODC F291 and netCDF formats. C-MAN station and moored buoy data typically include barometric pressure, wind direction, speed and gust, and air temperature; however, some C-MAN stations are equipped to also measure seawater temperature, water level, waves, and relative humidity. Moored buoys measure wave energy spectra from which NDBC derives significant wave height, dominant wave period, and average wave period. In addition, many moored buoys measure the direction of wave propagation.

NDBC established the C-MAN for the National Weather Service in the early 1980's. NDBC has installed approximately 50 C-MAN stations on lighthouses, at capes and beaches, on near shore islands, and on offshore platforms. NDBC has deployed over 100 moored (a.k.a., weather) buoys in coastal and offshore waters from the western Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean around Hawaii, and from the Bering Sea to the South Pacific.
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Data Buoy Center (2010). Meteorological and oceanographic data collected from the National Data Buoy Center Coastal-Marine Automated Network (C-MAN) stations and moored (weather) buoys during April 2003 (NCEI Accession 0001028). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0001028. Accessed [date].
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  • netCDF (Version: netCDF-4 Classic)
    • File Specification: NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Convention
  • F291 (Version: 1981-03-30)
    • File Specification: NODC file format description for meteorology, oceanography, and wave spectra data from buoys
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 2003-04-01 to 2003-04-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 61.08167
S: 0.00028
E: -66.58139
W: -177.59
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Meteorological and oceanographic data collected from the National Data Buoy Center Coastal-Marine Automated Network (C-MAN) and moored (weather) buoys
    • NCEI Collection
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  • Handbook of Automated Data Quality Control Checks and Procedures
  • Deep-water Field evaluation of the NDBC-SWADE 3-m discus directional buoy
  • An Accuracy Statement for Meteorological Measurements Obtained from NDBC Moored Buoys
  • A field evaluation of NDBC Moored Buoy Winds
    • A field evaluation of NDBC Moored Buoy Winds
      Gilhousen, D.B., "A field evaluation of NDBC Moored Buoy Winds". Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, vol.4 (1987): 94-104. https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0426(1987)004%3C0094:AFEONM%3E2.0.CO;2
  • Field evaluation of NDBC directional wave data
  • Are Moored Buoy Winds Too Low in High Seas?
  • Theory and Application of Calibration Techniques for an NDBC DirectionalWave Measurements Buoy
  • A study of the differences between environmental reports by ships in the voluntary observing program and measurements from NOAA buoys
  • Documentation for National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) Coastal-Marine Automated Network (C-MAN) and moored (weather) buoy data archived at NODC (NCEI Accession 0070493)
    • NCEI Accession 0070493
      Documentation for National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) Coastal-Marine Automated Network (C-MAN) and moored (weather) buoy data archived at NODC (NCEI Accession 0070493)
  • File format description for meteorology, oceanography, and wave spectra data from buoys (National Oceanographic Data Center F291 format)
  • Parent ID (indicates this dataset is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:NDBC-CMANWx
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-17
  • revision: 2017-03-14
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Documents about NDBC's processing of C-MAN and moored buoy data and other related information are in NODC accession 0070493 (see https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0070493).

In this accession, NCEI has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best) version of these data has the largest version number.
Purpose The purpose of collecting this data set is to respond to the need for recorded continuous meteorological and oceanographic observations in the US coastal areas.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Data Buoy Center (2010). Meteorological and oceanographic data collected from the National Data Buoy Center Coastal-Marine Automated Network (C-MAN) stations and moored (weather) buoys during April 2003 (NCEI Accession 0001028). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0001028. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
  • weatherObservations
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Convention Standard Name Table
  • air_pressure_at_sea_level
  • air_temperature
  • depth
  • dew_point_temperature
  • eastward_sea_water_velocity
  • latitude
  • longitude
  • northward_sea_water_velocity
  • sea_surface_temperature
  • sea_surface_wave_frequency
  • sea_surface_wave_from_direction
  • sea_surface_wave_mean_period_from_variance_spectral_density_second_frequency_moment
  • sea_surface_wave_period_at_variance_spectral_density_maximum
  • sea_surface_wave_significant_height
  • sea_surface_wave_variance_spectral_density
  • time
  • visibility_in_air
  • wind_from_direction
  • wind_speed
  • wind_speed_of_gust
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords NDBC C-MAN Station/Buoy Identifiers
  • 41001
  • 41002
  • 41004
  • 41008
  • 41009
  • 41010
  • 41012
  • 41025
  • 42001
  • 42002
  • 42007
  • 42019
  • 42020
  • 42035
  • 42036
  • 42039
  • 42040
  • 42041
  • 44004
  • 44005
  • 44007
  • 44008
  • 44009
  • 44011
  • 44013
  • 44014
  • 44017
  • 44018
  • 44025
  • 45002
  • 45003
  • 45005
  • 45007
  • 45008
  • 46001
  • 46002
  • 46005
  • 46006
  • 46011
  • 46013
  • 46014
  • 46015
  • 46022
  • 46023
  • 46025
  • 46026
  • 46027
  • 46028
  • 46029
  • 46035
  • 46041
  • 46042
  • 46047
  • 46050
  • 46053
  • 46054
  • 46059
  • 46060
  • 46061
  • 46062
  • 46063
  • 46066
  • 46072
  • 46082
  • 46083
  • 46084
  • 51002
  • 51003
  • 51004
  • 51028
  • ABAN6
  • ALSN6
  • AMAA2
  • AUGA2
  • BLIA2
  • BURL1
  • BUZM3
  • CARO3
  • CDRF1
  • CHLV2
  • CLKN7
  • CSBF1
  • DBLN6
  • DESW1
  • DISW3
  • DPIA1
  • DRFA2
  • DRYF1
  • DSLN7
  • DUCN7
  • FBIS1
  • FFIA2
  • FPSN7
  • FWYF1
  • GDIL1
  • IOSN3
  • KTNF1
  • LKWF1
  • LONF1
  • LSCM4
  • MDRM1
  • MISM1
  • MLRF1
  • MRKA2
  • NWPO3
  • PILM4
  • POTA2
  • PTAC1
  • PTAT2
  • PTGC1
  • ROAM4
  • SANF1
  • SAUF1
  • SBIO1
  • SGNW3
  • SISW1
  • SMKF1
  • SPGF1
  • SRST2
  • STDM4
  • SUPN6
  • THIN6
  • TPLM2
  • TTIW1
  • VENF1
  • WPOW1
SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Data Buoy Center (2010). Meteorological and oceanographic data collected from the National Data Buoy Center Coastal-Marine Automated Network (C-MAN) stations and moored (weather) buoys during April 2003 (NCEI Accession 0001028). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0001028. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2010-12-17T02:38:44Z - NCEI Accession 0001028 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-03-14T03:34:37Z - NCEI Accession 0001028 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • ADCP
  • barometers
  • meteorological sensors
  • thermistor
Platform
  • FIXED PLATFORM
Last Modified: 2020-03-03T15:12:24Z
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