Meteorological, oceanographic, wave spectra, and other data from FIXED PLATFORMS from the North Atlantic Ocean and other locations from 01 September 1985 to 15 September 1985 (NCEI Accession 8500305)

Metadata Updated: March 10, 2021

Meteorological, oceanographic, wave spectra, and other data were collected from FIXED PLATFORMS. Data were collected by the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) from 01 September 1985 to 15 September 1985. Data were processed by NODC to the standard F291 - Meteorology, Oceanography, and Wave Spectra format. Full format descriptions are available from NODC at Digital data are not available at this time.

The F291 format is used to report meteorological, oceanographic, and wave spectra data from NDBC moored buoys and fixed land stations. The format contains thirteen data record types to: 1) Identify the buoy position and other descriptive information; 2) report the meteorological measurements; 3) report wave energy spectra and wave direction; 4) report subsurface physical, biological and chemical oceanographic measurements; and 5) report detailed information on continuously measured wind speed and direction. Each record is 120 characters in length, sorted by station and record type. Record type is omitted where data defined in that type and not measured. The first nine columns for all records are to be used for file type (columns 1-3) and file identifier (columns 4-9). The file identifier, assigned by the originator, is a unique originator id for each data submission. After submission, the NODC reassigns to this field a unique and NODC identifier for internal use.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. 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 Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Data Update Frequency irregular

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Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Publisher DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier gov.noaa.nodc:8500305
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2013-10-17
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 006:48
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Program Code 006:059
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash ef6f9900e763d3e99ce1d6ae4149c589184b78b2
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1985-09-01T00:00:00/1985-09-15T00:00:00

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