Mariners Weather Log

Metadata Updated: October 12, 2020

The Mariners Weather Log (MWL) is a publication containing articles, news and information about marine weather events and phenomena, worldwide environmental impact concerns, climatology studies, storms at sea, and weather forecasting. The MWL is dedicated to the NWS Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) Program, Port Meteorological Officers (PMOs), cooperating ships officers, and their vessels. Through the various articles, mariners and other interested individuals are kept abreast of the most current operational uses of marine weather and oceanographic data. There are also articles concerning general meteorology and oceanography. The marine weather review included in the magazine contains a smooth log and sometimes a rough log. The smooth log (complete with cyclone tracks, climatological data from U.S. Ocean Weather Station "Hotel" and buoys, and gale and wave tables) is a definitive report on normal monthly weather systems, the primary storms that affected marine areas, and ship casualties for recent months. The rough log, when published, is a preliminary account of the weather for recent months that are not covered in the smooth log. Also included in the magazine is a special hurricane section as well as a section dealing with current projects and relevant scientific/meteorological occurrences. The archive holds a subset of these publications.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date October 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) 1957 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date October 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) 1957 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite this dataset when used as a source., 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.
Bbox East Long 180.0
Bbox North Lat 90.0
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Bbox West Long -180.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description Sample publication cover
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Licence Users interested in the Mariners Weather Log are encouraged to go to the National Data Buoy Center Website or the NOAA Central Library for the newest publications.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress historicalArchive
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1957-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2012-04-01

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