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Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Send Request to: dnr-info@lighthouse.tamucc.edu
Surface In-Situ Networks
In 1989 the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science (CBI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi commenced the installation of a modern state-of-the-art water-level measurement system along the Texas coast. The first measurement systems installed by CBI were intended to provide real-time water-level and meteorological information to the City of Corpus Christi to assist local officials with preparations for incoming hurricanes and tropical storms. From this initial work, other state agencies such as the Texas General Land Office and the Texas Water Development Board began contracting CBI to provide similar information for other areas along the Texas coast. Following a Texas Legislative mandate in 1991, this network of water level gauges became the Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network (TCOON). As a result, TCOON expanded from an initial three stations in Corpus Christi in 1989 to over forty stations by 1992.
CONTACT
Dr. Gary Jeffress
Division of Nearshore Research, Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Dr. Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
361-825-5850
dnr-info@lighthouse.tamucc.edu
http://lighthouse.tamucc.edu/Main/HomePage
SECONDARY CONTACT
Dr. Gary Jeffress
Division of Nearshore Research, Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Dr. Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
361-825-5850
dnr-info@lighthouse.tamucc.edu
http://lighthouse.tamucc.edu/Main/HomePage
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameTCOON
CollectiveTCOON
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeOther (explain below)
LocationTexas
Number of Stations29
Map of Stationshttp://lighthouse.tamucc.edu/TCOON/HomePage
Categorymeteorology, oceanography
Parameters (Most)Water Level
Paramters (Limited)Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Wind Gust, Air Temperature, Water Temperature, Atmospheric Pressure, Water Current velocity, Salinity, Turbidity, conductivity, PH, dissolved Oxygen.
Archivehttp://lighthouse.tamucc.edu/TCOON/HomePage
Period of Record1990-Present
Temporal Resolution6 minute
Data Seasonevery 6 minutes beginning at the top of the hour
Data Availabilitywithin 8-12 minutes
Other PurposesTCOON supports Emergency Response, Education, Navigation, Forecasting, and Climate monitoring
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableYes
REFERENCES
http://www.glo.state.tx.us/coastal/tcoon/index.html
REMARKS
This measurement system reports in near real-time and included archived data going back to 1991.
UPDATED ON
8 Sep 2009 11:30