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Historic wave measurements and additional ocean surface parameters recorded by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Coastal Data Information Program network of buoys and pressure sensors from November 1975 through February 2019

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The foundation of this historic collection are wave spectra and parameters measured by bottom-mounted pressure sensors and surface buoys deployed across US waters. Supplementing the spectral wave data are measurements of water level, sea temperature, air temperature, and wind speed and direction. The data were collected in real-time and transmitted to the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), La Jolla, CA, where they were processed and submitted to quality control procedures.

CDIP, founded in 1975, maintains wave gauges in US waters worldwide, with primary funding from The US Army Corps of Engineers, and in extensive partnership with NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Regional Associations and other governmental, university, and private entities.
  • Cite as: Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2013). Historic wave measurements and additional ocean surface parameters recorded by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Coastal Data Information Program network of buoys and pressure sensors from November 1975 through February 2019. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/SIO-CDIP-ASCII. Accessed [date].
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    • File Specification: CDIP
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 1975-12-04 to 2019-02-28
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 60.095
S: -27.9287
E: -48.2294
W: -159.8333
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Documentation for Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) data archived at NCEI (NCEI Accession 0104062)
  • The Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP)
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2013-05-14
  • revision: 2021-02-26
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Documents about CDIP formats, quality control and other related information are archived in NCEI Accession 0104062.
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2013). Historic wave measurements and additional ocean surface parameters recorded by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Coastal Data Information Program network of buoys and pressure sensors from November 1975 through February 2019. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/SIO-CDIP-ASCII. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS CDIP Station Name
  • 001
  • 002
  • 004
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  • 006
  • 007
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Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords NDBC Station Name
  • (UNK)
  • 31201
  • 41036
  • 41108
  • 41109
  • 41110
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  • 51210
  • 51212
  • 51213
  • 52200
  • 52201
  • 52202
  • 52211
  • 52212
  • LJPC1
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS CDIP Instrument Name
  • Datawell Mark 1 directional buoy
  • Datawell Mark 2 directional buoy
  • Datawell Mark 3 directional buoy
  • Datawell Mark 4 directional buoy
  • Datawell non-directional buoy
  • Digital Paros pressure sensor
  • Gulton pressure sensor
  • KVH digital compass
  • Kulite pressure sensor
  • Marsh-McBirney current meter
  • Minco resis temp detector (RTD)
  • Paros pressure sensor
  • Qualmetrics anemometer
  • RM Young anemometer
  • RM Young temperature sensor
  • Sensotec pressure sensor
  • Skyvane anemometer
  • Wavecrest non-directional buoy
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Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2013). Historic wave measurements and additional ocean surface parameters recorded by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Coastal Data Information Program network of buoys and pressure sensors from November 1975 through February 2019. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/SIO-CDIP-ASCII. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free. However, fees may apply for custom orders, data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
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Processing Steps
  • 2013-05-14T20:29:10Z - NCEI Accession 0104062 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-07-03T18:40:26Z - NCEI Accession 0107938 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-07-09T02:49:49Z - NCEI Accession 0110261 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-07-11T23:26:59Z - NCEI Accession 0107938 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2013-07-13T01:18:23Z - NCEI Accession 0110261 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2013-07-22T03:25:24Z - NCEI Accession 0107938 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2013-08-01T15:36:06Z - NCEI Accession 0111597 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-08-02T09:28:16Z - NCEI Accession 0111618 v1.1 was published.
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  • 2013-08-16T05:39:38Z - NCEI Accession 0112104 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-08-19T05:51:51Z - NCEI Accession 0112155 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-08-21T04:42:01Z - NCEI Accession 0112188 v1.1 was published.
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  • 2013-08-28T02:06:32Z - NCEI Accession 0112530 v1.1 was published.
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  • 2013-09-30T23:55:18Z - NCEI Accession 0113502 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-10-24T10:11:50Z - NCEI Accession 0107938 was revised and v4.4 was published.
  • 2013-11-19T09:16:44Z - NCEI Accession 0107938 was revised and v5.5 was published.
  • 2013-12-20T09:59:11Z - NCEI Accession 0107938 was revised and v6.6 was published.
  • 2013-12-24T14:22:19Z - NCEI Accession 0107938 was revised and v7.7 was published.
  • 2013-12-26T13:29:46Z - NCEI Accession 0110261 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2014-01-28T11:53:41Z - NCEI Accession 0107938 was revised and v8.8 was published.
  • 2014-08-11T19:17:19Z - NCEI Accession 0111063 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-03-21T00:22:45Z - NCEI Accession 0145619 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-04-07T01:08:12Z - NCEI Accession 0145619 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2016-04-28T02:04:57Z - NCEI Accession 0145619 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2016-05-27T02:21:36Z - NCEI Accession 0145619 was revised and v4.4 was published.
  • 2016-06-30T03:31:50Z - NCEI Accession 0145619 was revised and v5.5 was published.
  • 2016-08-02T04:14:40Z - NCEI Accession 0145619 was revised and v6.6 was published.
  • 2016-08-18T15:19:14Z - NCEI Accession 0117277 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-08-18T15:19:15Z - NCEI Accession 0117277 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2016-08-18T15:19:17Z - NCEI Accession 0117277 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2016-08-18T15:19:18Z - NCEI Accession 0117277 was revised and v4.4 was published.
  • 2016-08-18T15:19:21Z - NCEI Accession 0117277 was revised and v5.5 was published.
  • 2016-08-18T15:19:23Z - NCEI Accession 0117277 was revised and v6.6 was published.
  • 2016-08-18T15:19:29Z - NCEI Accession 0117277 was revised and v7.7 was published.
  • 2016-09-06T16:19:40Z - NCEI Accession 0145619 was revised and v7.7 was published.
  • 2016-10-07T21:17:00Z - NCEI Accession 0145619 was revised and v8.8 was published.
  • 2016-10-18T14:28:26Z - NCEI Accession 0127378 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-10-18T14:28:27Z - NCEI Accession 0127378 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2016-10-18T14:28:28Z - NCEI Accession 0127378 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2016-10-18T14:28:29Z - NCEI Accession 0127378 was revised and v4.4 was published.
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  • 2016-10-18T14:28:32Z - NCEI Accession 0127378 was revised and v6.6 was published.
  • 2016-10-18T14:28:33Z - NCEI Accession 0127378 was revised and v7.7 was published.
  • 2016-10-18T14:28:35Z - NCEI Accession 0127378 was revised and v8.8 was published.
  • 2016-10-18T14:28:40Z - NCEI Accession 0127378 was revised and v9.9 was published.
  • 2016-11-02T06:15:59Z - NCEI Accession 0145619 was revised and v9.9 was published.
  • 2016-11-23T07:22:41Z - NCEI Accession 0145619 was revised and v10.10 was published.
  • 2016-12-19T07:26:06Z - NCEI Accession 0145619 was revised and v11.11 was published.
  • 2017-02-21T09:04:12Z - NCEI Accession 0145619 was revised and v12.12 was published.
  • 2017-02-23T00:18:58Z - NCEI Accession 0161019 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-03-17T01:01:26Z - NCEI Accession 0161019 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2017-05-23T00:13:37Z - NCEI Accession 0161019 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2017-07-03T16:22:32Z - NCEI Accession 0161019 was revised and v4.4 was published.
  • 2017-07-21T02:04:03Z - NCEI Accession 0161019 was revised and v5.5 was published.
  • 2017-08-02T02:30:49Z - NCEI Accession 0161019 was revised and v6.6 was published.
  • 2017-10-03T02:29:14Z - NCEI Accession 0161019 was revised and v7.7 was published.
  • 2017-10-05T03:09:15Z - NCEI Accession 0161019 was revised and v8.8 was published.
  • 2017-11-01T03:06:11Z - NCEI Accession 0161019 was revised and v9.9 was published.
  • 2018-03-27T04:06:23Z - NCEI Accession 0161019 was revised and v10.10 was published.
  • 2018-04-09T04:40:28Z - NCEI Accession 0161019 was revised and v11.11 was published.
  • 2018-04-11T05:16:22Z - NCEI Accession 0161019 was revised and v12.12 was published.
  • 2018-08-09T00:06:33Z - NCEI Accession 0175198 v1.1 was published.
  • 2018-08-13T00:27:51Z - NCEI Accession 0175198 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2018-08-15T01:02:02Z - NCEI Accession 0175198 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2018-08-17T02:05:54Z - NCEI Accession 0175198 was revised and v4.4 was published.
  • 2018-08-21T03:13:47Z - NCEI Accession 0175198 was revised and v5.5 was published.
  • 2018-08-23T03:46:23Z - NCEI Accession 0175198 was revised and v6.6 was published.
  • 2018-08-30T02:28:32Z - NCEI Accession 0175198 was revised and v7.7 was published.
  • 2019-02-06T07:16:59Z - NCEI Accession 0175198 was revised and v8.8 was published.
  • 2019-02-08T09:47:00Z - NCEI Accession 0175198 was revised and v9.9 was published.
  • 2019-02-12T10:01:35Z - NCEI Accession 0175198 was revised and v10.10 was published.
  • 2019-03-31T23:46:35Z - NCEI Accession 0187166 v1.1 was published.
  • 2021-02-26T05:52:36Z - NCEI Accession 0104062 was revised and v2.2 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • buoy - moored - waverider
  • meteorological sensors
  • pressure sensors
  • Temperature Sensors
Platform
  • FIXED PLATFORM
Last Modified: 2021-05-26T22:21:48Z
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