NDBC Standard Meteorological Buoy Data, 1970-present

The National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) distributes meteorological data from moored buoys maintained by NDBC and others. Moored buoys are the weather sentinels of the sea. They are deployed in the coastal and offshore waters from the western Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean around Hawaii, and from the Bering Sea to the South Pacific. NDBC's moored buoys measure and transmit barometric pressure; wind direction, speed, and gust; air and sea temperature; and wave energy spectra from which significant wave height, dominant wave period, and average wave period are derived. Even the direction of wave propagation is measured on many moored buoys.

The data is from NOAA NDBC. It has been reformatted by NOAA Coastwatch, West Coast Node. This dataset only has the data that is closest to a given hour. The time values in the dataset are rounded to the nearest hour.

This dataset has both historical data (quality controlled, before 2018-11-01T00:00:00Z) and near real time data (less quality controlled, from 2018-11-01T00:00:00Z on).

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated February 25, 2019, 23:39
Created February 25, 2019, 23:39
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