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Information about the netCDF data files in the NOAA Marine Environmental Buoy Database
Information about netCDF data and metadata access options via
NODC's THREDDS Data Server
: Access data through a Dataset Access Form (OPenDAP does not currently support netCDF-4 groups)
: Download the entire netCDF data file via HTTP
WCS (Web Coverage Service)
: Interoperable access to geospatial coverages
WMS (Web Map Service)
: Geo-registered map images (Not Currently Available)
NCML (NetCDF Markup Language)
: XML representation of netCDF metadata
UDDC (UNIDATA Attribute Convention for Data Discovery)
: Report on conformance to the Unidata netCDF Attribute Convention for Data Discovery
ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
: Marine XML metadata record
Intstructions for downloading an entire netCDF data file via NODC's FTP server:
On the command line, enter "ftp ftp.nodc.noaa.gov"
Enter "anonymous" for the User
Enter your e-mail address for the password
Enter "cd pub/data.nodc/ndbc/cmanwx"
There is a directory for each year and month that has data. Change directory to the desired year and month (e.g., "cd 2011/01").
"get" the file of your choice, or "mget" multiple files in the directory
to log off.
Information about NDBC's netCDF server and files.
Information about netCDF.
NetCDF data file naming convention:
NDBC_<WMO ID>_<YYYYMM>_D<DEPLOYMENT NUMBER>_v<VERSION NUMBER>.nc
: 5-character alpha-numeric string, which the World Meteorological Organization assigned, to identify C-MAN stations and moored buoys;
: numeric year and month that NDBC collected the data;
: unique number assigned to specific station configuration, sequentially assigned by the NDBC database system
(lower number = older configuration and a higher number = a newer configuration);
: two-digit number that NDBC uses to track their version of the data, starting with 00; and
: netCDF (version 4) file extension.
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