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Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web via OPeNDAP/DODS (http://www.gomoos.org/buoy/dods.shtml) as well as OGC Sensor Observation Service (http://www.openioos.org/testbed/sos/gm_sos.html).. In addition, there is a user-friendly "graphing and download" tool at http://www.gomoos.org/gnd/.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Data can be directly downloaded without requesting data.
Surface In-Situ Networks
Network of ocean buoys with in-situ instrumentationThe Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System (GoMOOS) moored buoy program was designed to provide real-time oceanographic and meteorological observations from the Gulf of Maine to a variety of regional stakeholders including, scientists, recreational and commercial mariners, fishermen, resource managers, educators, search and rescue, meteorologists and more. The moored buoy program currently consists of 10 buoys that are located throughout the Gulf of Maine. Most buoys have been collecting data since mid 2001. Every buoy include a core set of sensors that measure wind speed and direction, air temperature, atmospheric pressure, visibility in air, significant wave height, dominant wave period, surface current speed and direction, and water temperature, salinity and density at multiple depths. Some buoys measure additional parameters including current speed and direction throughout the water column, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll fluorescence, turbidity and other in water optical properties. GoMOOS buoy data is made available on an hourly basis at http://www.gomoos.org. There are a variety of data products and download formats for the data. An archive of the data is maintained and is also available online. GoMOOS received initial support from the Office of Naval research and is currently supported by NOAA.
CONTACT
Philip Bogden
GoMOOS
350 Commercial Street, Suite 308 Portland ME 04101
207.773.0423
contact@gomoos.org
http://www.gomoos.org/
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameME GoMOOS
CollectiveNDBC, MADIS
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationGulf of Maine
Number of Stations11
Map of Stationshttp://www.gomoos.org/buoy/buoy_data.shtml
Categorymeteorology, oceanography
Parameters (Most)Air temperature, Atmospheric Pressure, Chlorophyll, Current Direction, Current Speed, Density, Dissolved Oxygen, Percent Oxygen Saturation, PAR, Salinity, Turbidity, Visibility, Water Temperatures, Wave Height, Wave Period, Wind Direction, Wind Guest, Wind Speed
Paramters (Limited)
Archivehttp://www.gomoos.org
Period of Record2001-present
Temporal Resolution10 to 60 minutes depending on parameter
Data Season24/7
Data AvailabilityUpdated every 30 minutes
Other Purposes
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableNo
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47