Oceanographic Measurements from the Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS)

The Texas Automated Buoy System contains daily oceanographic measurements from seven buoys off the Texas coast from Brownsville to Sabine. The Texas General Land Office supports this system as part of its mission to mitigate the effect of catastrophic oil spills on the Texas Coast. Buoys communicate surface currents and water temperature measured at 2m depths in near real time via cell phone and commercial satellite digital data links. Data are available within a few hours of collection, but gaps in the data may occur.

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Last Updated September 19, 2019, 00:03
Created August 21, 2019, 14:48
access_constraints ["Access Constraints: None", "Use Constraints: None", "Distribution Liability: NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA, NESDIS, NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system."]
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