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AMS Corporate Forum Session 1: New Sources of Weather & Climate Data Ocean Observations ( in situ ). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Paul F. Moersdorf, Ph.D., Director NOAA National Data Buoy Center Stennis Space Center, Mississippi 22 March 2007. Tropical Moored Buoys.

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Ams corporate forum session 1 new sources of weather climate data ocean observations in situ

AMS Corporate ForumSession 1:New Sources of Weather & Climate DataOcean Observations(in situ)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Paul F. Moersdorf, Ph.D., Director

NOAA National Data Buoy Center

Stennis Space Center, Mississippi

22 March 2007


Ams corporate forum session 1 new sources of weather climate data ocean observations in situ

Tropical Moored Buoys

Collects profiles of ocean temperature/salinity, air temperature and wind speed/direction data. Short/long wave radiation, barometric pressure and precipitation data is collected on some of the buoys.

Operated

by Japan.

Research array

being started

in Indian Ocean.

TAO is Operational. Real-time

data from 55 moored ocean buoys is available for improved detection, understanding and prediction of weather and climate, especially El Niño and La Niña.

PIRATA is pre-operational.

Data from these moored ocean buoys is available will aid in understanding climate scale dynamics in the Tropical Atlantic Ocean.


Argo floats

Collect profiles of ocean temperature and salinity at 10-day

intervals and provide current speed at 2000 meter drifting depth.

Argo Floats

Data from the 2801 floats will aid in understanding the oceans role in climate scale dynamics in the world’s oceans.


Ams corporate forum session 1 new sources of weather climate data ocean observations in situ

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiles (ADCP)Oil & Gas Platform Data*

Near real-time and delayed mode quality controlled ADCP data, from deep-water oil platforms and rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, is available to all.

* Required of industry by the Minerals Management Service


Ams corporate forum session 1 new sources of weather climate data ocean observations in situ

Gulf of MexicoMMS ADCP Data


Ams corporate forum session 1 new sources of weather climate data ocean observations in situ

Gulf of MexicoMMS ADCP Data

Delayed mode data (1400-1900 meters) from platform 42375 after Hurricane Katrina.


Ams corporate forum session 1 new sources of weather climate data ocean observations in situ

High Frequency (HF) Radar

NDBC became the National HF Radar Node on 2/28/2007 and will receive HF Radar radials from all HF radar sites and generate current vectors.


Ams corporate forum session 1 new sources of weather climate data ocean observations in situ

Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of TsunamisDART

A network of 39 U.S. DART stations is planned. To date, 25 have been established. Both Chile and Thailand have one each. Indonesia and Australia will have one each by the end of 2008.

In the

next week.


Ams corporate forum session 1 new sources of weather climate data ocean observations in situ

Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of TsunamisDART

Made up of (1) bottom pressure unit and

(2) surface communica- tion buoy.

In case of an event, sea level height data transmitted to the two NOAA/NWS Tsunami Warning Centers.


Ams corporate forum session 1 new sources of weather climate data ocean observations in situ

Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) PartnersPacific Northwest Stations

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Ams corporate forum session 1 new sources of weather climate data ocean observations in situ

Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) PartnersAtlantic Southeast Stations

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Ams corporate forum session 1 new sources of weather climate data ocean observations in situ

IOOS Realtime Data* Providers

National Weather Service has 245 stations. The others:

National Water Level Observation Network # Stations 132

Scripps Institute of Oceanography25

Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System17 Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System10

Long Island Sound Ferry10

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory 8

Carolina Coastal Ocean Observation and Prediction System 6

LSU Wave-Current Surge Information System 5

Texas Automated Buoy System 5

University of Connecticut – MYSOUND 4

Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network 4

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium 4

Stevens Institute of Technology 4

Chesapeake Bay Observing System Skidaway Institute of Oceanography 3

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute 3

Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program 2

Columbia River Experiment 2

North Carolina Coastal Ocean Observing System 1 University of Southern Mississippi 1

* Atmospheric or oceanographic data


Ams corporate forum session 1 new sources of weather climate data ocean observations in situ

Sources of Data

New or Potential

  • Addition of ocean sensors to the NWS’ meteorological buoys and coastal platforms.

  • Sampling station developed by the International SeaKeepers Society.

  • Department of Defense towers off the east and gulf coasts.

  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) are beginning to become data contributors.

  • Check the web site of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) or its Office of Climate Observations (OCO) for more info.


Ams corporate forum session 1 new sources of weather climate data ocean observations in situ

Summary

  • The number of ocean observations is increasing. As a result of early IOOS efforts the number real time coastal ocean observations has dramatically increased. As important, this data is being centrally collected, quality controlled, and distributed.

  • Contact Info: [email protected]

  • Most of the data shown in this presentation can be found at NDBC’s IOOS Data Assembly Center web site: www.ndbc.noaa.gov


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