National Data Buoy Center Buoy Locations

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC -- National Coastal Data Development Center
Publication_Date:
2003
Title:
National Data Buoy Center Buoy Locations
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
vector digital data
Online_Linkage:
http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/website/OE_BaseData/ndbc_buoys.zip
Description:
Abstract:
The Buoy table consists of location information, ownership, and general geographic descriptions of buoys and weather stations. In addition to buoys operated by the National Data Buoy Center (including C-MAN stations and DART buoys), this data set includes those maintained by Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of South Florida, Center for Coastal and Land-Margin Research at Oregon Health & Science University, Environment Canada, Caro-COOPS: Carolinas Coastal Ocean Observing and Prediction System, Essi Corporation, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System, Coastal Studies Institute at Louisiana State University, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, University of Connecticut, Department of Marine Sciences, NC-COOS: North Carolina Coastal Ocean Observing System, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Stevens Institute of Technology, Texas A & M University, and Texas Coastal Ocean Observing Network
Purpose:
The purpose of the Buoy table is to show the locations of weather stations and buoys in waters belonging to the United States and those adjacent to these waters.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date:
Unknown
Ending_Date:
Unknown
Currentness_Reference:
Unknown
Status:
Progress:
Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:
As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:
-179.100000
East_Bounding_Coordinate:
0.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate:
81.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate:
-0.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
None
Theme_Keyword:
Buoys
Theme_Keyword:
Stations
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword:
climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Theme_Keyword:
biota
Theme_Keyword:
environment
Theme_Keyword:
oceans
Access_Constraints:
None
Use_Constraints:
None
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
https://mermaid.ncddc.noaa.gov/ncddc_ims/gis/ims/final/buoylocations/idinfo/browse/buoys.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
NDBC Buoy Locations
Browse_Graphic_File_Type:
jpeg
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Native format for the original data was ArcGIS 9.x shapefiles that were loaded into ArcSDE for use within NCDDC's spatial data model.
Program_Affiliation:
Program_Name:
National Coastal Data Development Center IMS Services
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Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Unknown
Completeness_Report:
Unknown
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Data Buoy Center
Publication_Date:
Unknown
Title:
NDBC Buoys
Type_of_Source_Media:
Web site
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:
Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Unknown
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
National Data Buoy Center (NDBC)
Source_Contribution:
Public information about each buoy listed on website
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Information was taken from the National Data Buoy Center's web site where the list of buoys were listed. A Microsoft Access table was used to store the data listed on the web site for each buoy. The location of each buoy had to be recalculated from degrees minutes seconds to decimal degrees. The Access table was exported to a dbf file. This file was then imported into ArcMap with the Tools-Add XY data menu option and by choosing the name of the table, confirming the x and y fields and clicking OK to continue. The layer event is added to the map. To convert to a shapefile then right click on the layer event, select Data-Export Data, rename the file and click OK and then Yes to add layer to map.
Process_Date:
2003
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
mailing and physical
City:
Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province:
MS
Postal_Code:
39529
Country:
USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
866-732-2382
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
228-688-2968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
ncddcgetdata@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service:
8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data loaded into ArcSDE to be used within NCDDC's spatial data model.
Process_Date:
2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Buoy table within the NCDDC Data Model was updated with the latest information from the National Data Buoy Center web site. The new shapefile was loaded into ArcSDE.
Process_Date:
20050426
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
mailing and physical
City:
Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province:
MS
Postal_Code:
39529
Country:
USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
866-732-2382
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
228-688-2968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
ncddcgetdata@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service:
8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:
Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type:
Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count:
1137
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution:
0.000001
Longitude_Resolution:
0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units:
Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name:
North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name:
Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis:
6378206.400000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio:
294.978698
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label:
SDEGIS.Buoys
Entity_Type_Definition:
Buoys listed on National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) website
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
National Data Buoy Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
NAME
Attribute_Definition:
Name or number of buoy
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC -- National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Free text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
STATION_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Buoy Identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC -- National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Free text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
LAT
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude in decimal degrees
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC -- National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum:
-90.000
Range_Domain_Maximum:
90.000
Attribute_Units_of_Measure:
Decimal Degrees
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution:
0.001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
LON
Attribute_Definition:
Longitude in decimal degrees
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC -- National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum:
-180.000
Range_Domain_Maximum:
180.000
Attribute_Units_of_Measure:
Decimal Degrees
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution:
0.001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
OWNER
Attribute_Definition:
Organization responsible for buoy
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC -- National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
NDBC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
National Data Buoy Center
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
C-MAN
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
National Data Buoy Center C-MAN Station
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
CBOS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
COMPS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
University of South Florida
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
CORIE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Center for Coastal and Land-Margin ResearchOregon Health & Science University
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Canadian
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Environment Canada
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Caro-COOPS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Caro-COOPS: Carolinas Coastal Ocean Observing and Prediction System
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
DART
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
National Data Buoy CenterDeep Ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Essi Corporation
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
GLERL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
GoMOOS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
LSU
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coastal Studies Institute, Louisiana State University
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
LUMCON
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
MBARI
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
MYSound
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
University of Connecticut, Department of Marine Sciences
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
NC-COOPS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
NC-COOS: North Carolina Coastal Ocean Observing System
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Scripps
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Skidaway
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Stevens
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Stevens Institute of Technology
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
TABS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Texas A & M University
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
TCOON
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Texas Coastal Ocean Observing Network
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
URL
Attribute_Definition:
Web address for buoy
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC -- National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Free text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
TTYPE
Attribute_Definition:
Buoy type.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC -- National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Free text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
HULL
Attribute_Definition:
Hull type on buoy
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC -- National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Free text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
PAYLOAD
Attribute_Definition:
On-board computer system used by the buoy.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC -- National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Free text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
TIMEZONE
Attribute_Definition:
Time zone where buoy is located
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC -- National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Free text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
FORECAST
Attribute_Definition:
National Weather Service forecast for the buoy area.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC -- National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Free text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:
NOTE
Attribute_Definition:
Notes about the buoy
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC -- National Coastal Data Development Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Free text
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
mailing and physical
City:
Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province:
MS
Postal_Code:
39529
Country:
USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
866-732-2382
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
(228) 688-2968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
ncddcgetdata@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service:
8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday
Resource_Description:
Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA, NESDIS, NODC and NCDDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.
Technical_Prerequisites:
Customer needs to have software that can read ESRI shapefiles, such as ArcGIS or ArcExplorer.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
20100521
Metadata_Future_Review_Date:
20110201
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC -- National Coastal Data Development Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
mailing and physical
City:
Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province:
MS
Postal_Code:
39529
Country:
USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
866-732-2382
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
228-688-2968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
ncddcmetadata@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service:
8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:
FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention:
local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints:
None
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
None
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage:
http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/metadataresource/metadata-references/files/ncddcmdprofile_v2.pdf
Profile_Name:
Content Specification for Metadata in the National Coastal Data Development Center's Data Catalog Version 2.0
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