It is the OCS project policy that timely, free, and unrestricted access shall be provided to all data and associated metadata generated under the auspices of the NOAA Climate Observation Program.
The OCS project encourages broad use of the data and welcomes collaboration. If these data are used in publications or presentations, please acknowledge The OCS Project Office of NOAA/PMEL. Receipt of preprints and/or reprints of publications utilizing the data are appreciated. Relevant publications should be sent to email@example.com.
OCS Data on the Global Telecommunications System (GTS)
Operational forecast centers incorporate data from the GTS into their forecast models. Centers are urged to be cautious when using OCS data, since these are reference stations, intended to be used to confirm models and forecasts. Reanalyses projects are strongly urged to withhold these data from assimilation.
OCS Mooring WMO Numbers
KEO: 2800401 (formerly 28401)
Papa: 4800400 (formerly 48400)
Data from primary sensors have been submitted to the GTS, as shown:
|Dates||Data on GTS|
|June 2004 - May 2007||All data withheld|
|September 2007 - June 2014||Hourly* winds, air temperature, relative humidity, sea surface temperature, and sea surface salinity;
Daily sea surface temperature and sea surface salinity
|June 2014 - August 2014||No data on GTS during message format transition from BUOY to BUFR|
|August 2014 - Present||Hourly winds, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, sea surface and subsurface temperature, sea surface and subsurface salinity, and subsurface pressure (KEO)|
*During September 2007 - June 2014, moorings could transmit data 16 hours per day from 0000-0400, 0600-1000, 1200-1600, and 1800-2200 local times. Hourly surface messages were generated whenever Argos received a satellite pass, typically 8-14 times per day.
Follow the instructions here to view the most recent data available on the GTS.