16th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
Fourth Symposium on Integrated Observing Systems


Technology Development to Collect Ocean Optics Data At NDBC Weather Stations

Catherine E. Woody, NOAA/NBDC, Stennis space Center, MS

The National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) has developed the capability to add oceanographic sensors to their platforms for in-situ data collection in real time. Sensors to measure ocean optics, temperature and salinity are being added to a coastal marine weather station off the Virginia coast. NDBC developed a special oceanographic interface controller that will power the sensors, collect and store raw data, and process and prepare the data for hourly transmission through GOES. The system was developed in response to NASA's SeaWiFS program to establish coastal validation sites for the SeaWiFS ocean color satellite by collecting ocean data synoptically with weather data. That work is presented here.

Joint Session 1, Joint IIPS/IOS Session on Technology for Buoy Observing Systems
Wednesday, 12 January 2000, 8:00 AM-5:15 PM

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