National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) Environmental Buoy Locations in the Gulf of Maine and Southern New England Waters, 2006

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Publication_Date: 20060621
Title:
National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) Environmental Buoy Locations in the Gulf of Maine and Southern New England Waters, 2006
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage:
<http://170.63.93.152/moris_viewer/launch.jsp?data=massgis:MORIS.MASS_LATERAL_BOUNDARIES_ARC::MORIS.MASS_LATERAL_BOUNDARIES_ARC::Default,massgis:MORIS.SLA_ARC::MORIS.SLA_ARC::Default,massgis:GISDATA.NEMASK_POLY::Black_Lines,massgis:GISDATA.TOWNSSURVEY_ARC::GISDATA.TOWNSSURVEY_ARC::Default,massgis:MORIS.NBDC_BUOYS_PT::MORIS.NBDC_BUOYS_PT::Default,&extent=170376.41239631752,755115.7764131214,389451.4126197741,981069.9433102614>
Online_Linkage:
<http://giswebservices.massgis.state.ma.us/geoserver/wfs?request=GetFeature&service=wfs&version=1.0.0&typename=massgis:MORIS.NBDC_BUOYS_PT&outputformat=SHAPE-ZIP>
Description:
Abstract:
These data give the location of all environmental monitoring buoy stations in Gulf of Maine and southern New England waters present in the National Data Buoy Center (<http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/>) as of June 21, 2006. These buoys and stations are operated variously by the Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System, National Data Buoy Center, National Ocean Service, and the University of Connecticut Dept. of Marine Science. All points are hot linked to the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) where real-time and recorded environmental data may be downloaded.
Purpose:
These data were created to provide the location of all environmental monitoring buoy stations in Gulf of Maine and southern New England waters for inclusion in the Massachusetts Ocean Resource Information System (MORIS).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20060621
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.009542
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.681894
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.144801
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.347284
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
Theme_Keyword: Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Buoy Position
Theme_Keyword:
Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
Theme_Keyword: Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere, 004
Theme_Keyword: oceans, 014
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Gulf Of Maine
Place_Keyword:
Continent > North America > United States Of America > Massachusetts
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Access_Constraints:
None. These data are in the public domain. GIS files are freely available for download.
Use_Constraints:
Public domain data from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management as the source of these data. You are not permitted to use CZM's name or to suggest that CZM endorses your project or product, without its express written consent. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, CZM cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers. The user must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of these data with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<http://170.63.93.152/czm/moris/data_thumbnails/moris_nbdc_buoys_pt.png>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) environmental monitoring buoy locations in the Gulf of Maine and Southern New England waters as of June 21, 2006.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: PNG
Data_Set_Credit:
These spatial data were created by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA).
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.0.1770

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: An accuracy report was not conducted for this dataset.
Logical_Consistency_Report: A logical consistency report was conducted on this dataset.
Completeness_Report:
All buoys and permanent stations present in the National Data Buoy Center in the Gulf of Maine and Southern New England Waters were included in this data set as of 20060621.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
All position values were copied directly from the NOAA National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) web page at <http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/>. All latitude and longitude values were given to two decimal places, e.g., 42.97 N 70.62 W. Positional accuracy questions should be addressed to the NDBC.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: N/A
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Data Buoy Center (NDBC)
Publication_Date: 20060621
Title:
Locations of environmental monitoring buoy stations in Gulf of Maine and southern New England waters
Online_Linkage: <http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20060621
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NDBC
Source_Contribution: Station identification and location data.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The latitude and longitude of all environmental monitoring buoy stations in Gulf of Maine and southern New England waters present in the National Data Buoy Center (<http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/>) were copied into a .dbf table and imported into ArcGIS June 21, 2006. The data were checked for gross positional inaccuracies and the projected to the Massachusetts State Plane Coordinate System, Mainland Zone (FIPS zone 2001), meters.
Process_Date: 20060621
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 46

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2001
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 41.716667
Standard_Parallel: 42.683333
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -71.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 41.000000
False_Easting: 200000.000000
False_Northing: 750000.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000001
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000001
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: National Data Buoy Center Environmental Buoy Locations
Entity_Type_Definition:
NDBC provides hourly observations from a network of about 90 buoys and 60 Coastal Marine Automated Network (C-MAN) stations. All stations measure wind speed, direction, and gust; barometric pressure; and air temperature. In addition, all buoy stations, and some C-MAN stations, measure sea surface temperature and wave height and period. Conductivity and water current are measured at selected stations.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
National Data Buoy Center. "NDBC Virtual Tour." 9 Sept. 2004. <http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/tour/virtr1.shtml> (accessed 15 Sept. 2009).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT
Attribute_Definition: Latitude.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LON
Attribute_Definition: Longitude.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LINK
Attribute_Definition: Hotlink to the station on the NDBC webpage.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATION
Attribute_Definition: Station name per the National Data Buoy Center.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OPERATOR
Attribute_Definition: Operator of the station per the National Data Buoy Center.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of features.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
Resource_Description: CZM_moris_nbdc_buoys_pt
Distribution_Liability:
Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these data, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop these data may be reflected in the data supplied. The client must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to certain data. In no event shall CZM be liable for any damages, whether general, special, incidental or consequential damages, arising out of your use of these data. Your sole remedy for damages is to stop using the data. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless CZM and its employees against any claim, loss, liability or expense, including attorneys' fees, resulting from loss of or damage to property or the injury to or death of any person arising out of the use of the data.
Standard_Order_Process:
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.001

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20081010
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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