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Carolinas Coastal Ocean Observing and Prediction System
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web
REQUEST PROCEDURE
http://www.carocoops.org/carocoops_website/data_metadata.htm http://www.carocoops.org/carocoops_website/metadata_search.htm
Surface In-Situ Networks
The Carolinas Coastal Ocean Observing and Prediction System (Caro-COOPS) is based upon an instrumented array of coastal and offshore moorings, which are being deployed off of the coast of the Carolinas. The information from this observing system will be used to monitor and model estuarine and coastal ocean conditions, as well as develop predictive tools and ultimately forecasts for coastal managers. The initial product of Caro-COOPS is an advanced, integrated storm surge model, based on real-time monitoring of hydrologic and meteorological conditions and processed by state-of-the-art computer models. Future applications of Caro-COOPS information will include water quality and transport of pollutants, sediment transport and shoreline stability, and the state of the fisheries. Caro-COOPS also includes a sophisticated information management infrastructure designed to process and deliver information to a variety of public users, as well as to model applications.
CONTACT
info@caro-coops.org
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameREG Caro-COOPS
CollectiveNDBC
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationNorth Carolina, South Carolina
Number of Stations8
Map of Stationshttp://nautilus.baruch.sc.edu/carocoops_website/index.php
Categorymeteorology, oceanography
Parameters (Most)Water level & temperature, Wind speed & direction, Air temperature, Relative humidity
Paramters (Limited)Wave height & period & direction, Salinity, Chlorophyll, Wind gust, Air pressure, Solar radiation, Barometric pressure, Visibility
Archivehttp://nautilus.baruch.sc.edu/carocoops_website/index.php
Period of Record2003-present
Temporal Resolution120 minute
Data SeasonVaries by parameter
Data AvailabilityVaries
Other PurposesForecasting
FixedNo
MobileNo
PortableNo
REFERENCES
Semi-Annual Progress Reports via http://nautilus.baruch.sc.edu/carocoops_website/progress_reports.htm
UPDATED ON
5 Oct 2009 11:58