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CO-OPS Conductivity Observations from Coastal Stations within the United States and Its Territories

Metadata Updated: September 29, 2023

The Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) of the National Ocean Service (NOS), an organizational element of NOAA, operates and maintains a network of conductivity sensors for determining the instantaneous electrical conductivity of water in navigable waterways in the US. These observations are part of the National Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS) Program. The data from these sensors, when combined with temperature, can be used to calculate water salinity and density, which are important tools for safe navigation, especially in the determination of ship draft. Included in this data collection are preliminary 6-minute conductivity observations from coastal stations in the US.

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Dates

Metadata Date September 22, 2023
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date September 29, 2023
Reference Date(s) February 24, 2020 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NGDC Collection

Graphic Preview

Map of Stations with CO-OPS Conductivity Sensors

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Series
Metadata Date September 22, 2023
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date September 29, 2023
Reference Date(s) February 24, 2020 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.ncei:CO-OPS_Conductivity_Collection
Access Constraints 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., 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., Cite as: Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). 2020. CO-OPS Conductivity Observations from Coastal Stations within the United States and Its Territories. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi: 10.25921/yv7y-m956. Accessed [date].
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Bbox North Lat 41.7043
Bbox South Lat 29.3675
Bbox West Long -94.985
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description Map of Stations with CO-OPS Conductivity Sensors
Graphic Preview File https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard/img/CO-OPS_conductivity_location_map.png
Graphic Preview Type PNG
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Harvest Source Id 5088829e-ee94-4daf-8d22-e38f5358f506
Harvest Source Title NGDC Collection
Licence Raw data have not been subjected to the National Ocean Service's (NOS) quality control or quality assurance procedures and do not meet the criteria and standards of official NOS data. Users are cautioned to always review these data closely to ensure that they are appropriate for their intended use.
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Metadata Language
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Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2019-08-04

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