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Office of Coast Survey's nowCoast Web Portal
Entry ID: nowCoast
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Summary
Abstract: An estuary, as well as the people who live within its boundaries, is affected daily by changes in weather, oceanographic, and river conditions. The physical changes within many estuaries are monitored in real-time by NOAA and other federal, state, and educational observing networks. Future short-term changes in weather and river conditions are forecasted by NOAA numerical prediction models. In addition, NOAA is developing the capability to forecast oceanographic conditions in estuaries and the coastal ocean.

To provide National Ocean Service (NOS) forecast model developers and the coastal community easy and centralized access to online, real-time physical meteorological, oceanographic, river, and air/water quality information, Coast Survey Development Laboratory (CSDL) has developed a spatially-referenced Web portal. In addition to this observation data, the Web portal also provides NOAA forecasts for major estuaries, seaports, and adjacent coastal regions as well as the Great Lakes. The portal, nowCOAST, was constructed using ESRI's off-the-shelf GIS software, ArcIMS.

NowCoast contains links to a variety of outside sources. The ownership of the web sites to which the portal is linked will be clearly visible and retained by them, while the integrity of the nowCoast Web portal connection will be maintained by CSDL. Presently, the portal provides links to oceanographic and/or weather observations: NOS PORTS and National Water Level Observation Network stations, National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) fixed buoys and C-MAN stations, National Weather Service's (NWS's) Interactive Weather Information Network, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Automated Surface Observing System sites, the EPA's Environmental Monitoring for Public Access Community Tracking (EMPACT) stations, as well as non-federal government run stations, NWS NEXRAD reflectivities; river observations: United States Geological Survey (USGS) river gages, INFLOWS stations; river forecast guidance: NWS River Forecast Centers (RFC); and weather and oceanographic forecasts: individual products of National Centers for Environmental Prediction's (NCEP's) Marine Prediction Center, NWS coastal Weather Forecast Offices, NOS estuarine forecast models, and NWS Extra-Tropical Storm-Surge Model.

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Service Citation
Originators: MMAP, CSDL, OCS, NOS, NOAA, DOC
Title: Office of Coast Survey's nowCoast Web Portal
Release_Date: 2002-05-10
URL: http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/op/nowcoast.htm
ISO Topic Category
BOUNDARIES
ELEVATION
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS
TRANSPORTATION
Use Constraints
Disclaimers can be found at
http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/op/nC_disclaimer.htm
Service Provider
Marine Modeling and Analysis Program, CSDL,OCS,NOS, NOAA, Department of Commerce

Service Provider Personnel
Name: JOHN KELLEY
Phone: 301-713-2809 x107
Email: John.Kelley at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
Office of Coast Survey
NOAA
1315 East West Highway, Station 7823
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2003-05-08
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-05-02
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