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Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web
Surface In-Situ Networks
The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) provides timely information about the environment of the United States portion of the Gulf of Mexico and its estuaries for use by decision-makers, including researchers, government managers, industry, the military, educators, emergency responders, and the general public.
CONTACT
Ann E. Jochens
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University 3146 TAMU College Station, Texas 77843-3146
979-845-6714
ajochens@tamu.edu
http://ocean.tamu.edu/profile/AJochens
SECONDARY CONTACT
Worth Nowlin
Texas A&M University
O&M Building, Room 713 MS 3146, College Station, Texas 77843
(979) 845-3900
wnowlin@tamu.edu
http://ocean.tamu.edu/profile/WNowlin
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameGCOOS
CollectiveGCOOS Regional Association
Facility TypeNetwork Collective
PurposeResearch
LocationTexas, Lousiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida
Number of Stationsvaries in time
Map of Stationshttp://gcoos.rsmas.miami.edu/
Categorymeteorology, oceanography, ecology
Parameters (Most)Wind direction, Wind speed, Wind gust, Wave height, Dominant wave period, Mean wave direction, Atmospheric pressure, Pressure tendency, Air temperature, Water temperature
Paramters (Limited)Salinity, Relative humidity, Currents
Archive
Period of Record
Temporal Resolutionvaries by station
Data Seasonvaries by station and parameter
Data Availabilityvaries by station; many in near-real time
Other PurposesForecasting
FixedYes
MobileYes
PortableNo
UPDATED ON
5 Apr 2010 09:22