NOAA Marine Environmental Buoy Data (F291) Access and General Information
Through web server:
if you right-click when the cursor is on the hyper-linked Z or U, this brings up a menu
click on "Save Link As..." (this is like a Save File As, or Save Target As..)
save the file in a directory on your hard drive, and remember to use the .Z extension to name the file if you downloaded the compressed version.
if you left-click on the U (uncompressed version), some browsers may not uncompress the file "on-the-fly" and display it to your screen. In this case, download the file to your hard drive (as a .txt file) and use a text editor to view it.
By using ftp directly:
just ftp to ftp.nodc.noaa.gov
enter anonymous for the userid
enter your e-mail address for the password
cd to pub/f291 (there is a directory for each Year/Month that has data available - YYYYMM)
cd to the desired Year/Month directory (e.g. 199507)
get the file of your choice, or mget multiple files in the directory
enter bye to log off.
If you do not have decompression software, gzip is free.
It is available from http://www.gzip.org/*. It can uncompress .gz or .Z files and is available for most operating systems (Microsoft, Mac, Unix, etc).