Drifting and moored buoy data observed during 2015 and assembled by the Global Data Assembly Center for Drifting Buoy Data (formerly Responsible National Oceanographic Data Center (RNODC)), Canada (NCEI Accession 0156004)

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Buoy data is available in real time to platform operators via telecommunications providers and distributed on the Global Telecommunications System (GTS) of the World Meteorological Organization in real-time.

As a Global Data Assembly Center for Drifting Buoy Data, DFO OSB MEDS (pka ISDM, OSD, OSB) decodes data transmitted on the GTS in buoy code form. This includes moored buoy data as well.

This is OSB MEDS's annual submission of such data to the U.S. NCEI. This dataset should not be considered as complete since several buoys failed to report BUOY (TAC FM-18) messages in 2015. Another dataset will be submitted when the BUFR data from 2015 is recovered, selected and formatted.
  • Cite as: Fisheries and Oceans Canada (2016). Drifting and moored buoy data observed during 2015 and assembled by the Global Data Assembly Center for Drifting Buoy Data (formerly Responsible National Oceanographic Data Center (RNODC)), Canada (NCEI Accession 0156004). Version 2.2. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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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 2015-01-01 to 2015-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-08-29
  • revision: 2016-09-08
Edition 2.2
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
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: ERRBH6

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 primary objective of the Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) is to maintain and coordinate all components of the network of over 1250 drifting buoys and 400 moored buoys, which provides measurements such as sea-surface temperature, surface current velocity, air temperature and wind speed and direction. This data is useful for Weather and Ocean Forecasts and research and additionally can be used to complement or validate remotely-sensed data and operational models. The DBCP also explores and evaluates new technologies and uses those which prove successful to improve operations.
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 data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Fisheries and Oceans Canada (2016). Drifting and moored buoy data observed during 2015 and assembled by the Global Data Assembly Center for Drifting Buoy Data (formerly Responsible National Oceanographic Data Center (RNODC)), Canada (NCEI Accession 0156004). Version 2.2. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Mathieu Ouellet
    Department of Fisheries and Oceans; Oceanography and Scientific Data (Oceanography and Scientific Data - OSD)
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > SURFACE SALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • CA/DFO > Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > BLACK SEA
  • CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > CASPIAN SEA
  • CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > BLACK SEA
  • CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > GREAT LAKES, CANADA
  • CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BARENTS SEA
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > BALTIC SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > DAVIS STRAIT
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > IRISH SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MEDITERRANEAN SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORWEGIAN SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > ARABIAN SEA
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > ARABIAN SEA > PERSIAN GULF
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > BAY OF BENGAL
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > RED SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > GULF OF ALASKA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > SEA OF JAPAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > EAST CHINA SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH CHINA AND EASTERN ARCHIPELAGIC SEAS
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH CHINA SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > YELLOW SEA
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • IABP > International Arctic Buoy Programme
  • PIRATA > Pilot Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic
  • TAO/TRITON > Tropical Atmosphere Ocean/TRITON
Submitter Projects
  • Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP)
  • Marine Climate Data System (MCDS) - Global Data Assembly Center for Buoys
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Fisheries and Oceans Canada (2016). Drifting and moored buoy data observed during 2015 and assembled by the Global Data Assembly Center for Drifting Buoy Data (formerly Responsible National Oceanographic Data Center (RNODC)), Canada (NCEI Accession 0156004). Version 2.2. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Access Constraints
  • 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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Lineage information for: dataset
Processing Steps
  • 2016-08-29T15:56:44 - NCEI Accession 0156004 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-09-08T17:45:24 - NCEI Accession 0156004 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.
Output Datasets
Lineage information for: dataset
Processing Steps
  • Data Type: AIR TEMPERATURE - DRY BULB (measured); Units: degrees C; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: buoy.
  • Data Type: PRESSURE - BAROMETRIC [BAROMETRIC PRESSURE] (measured); Units: decibar; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: buoy.
  • Data Type: RELATIVE HUMIDITY (measured); Units: %; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: buoy.
  • Data Type: TEMPERATURE - SURFACE WATER [SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE] (measured); Units: degree; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: buoy.
  • Data Type: WIND DIRECTION (measured); Units: degrees true; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: buoy.
  • Data Type: wind speed (measured); Units: m/s; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: buoy.
  • Data Type: POSITION - GEOGRAPHIC (measured); Units: degrees; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: buoy; Data Quality Information: Visual inspection of QC tracks GTSPP Data Quality Flags.
  • Data Type: SALINITY (measured); Units: (none); Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: buoy.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • buoy - drifting buoy
  • buoy - moored buoy
Last Modified: 2018-05-08T02:29:09
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