Oceanographic Data and Weather Conditions
Real-time feeds are read in and parsed from the NDBC, a part of the NWS. NDBC designs, develops, operates, and maintains a network of data collecting buoys and coastal stations. Buoy locations are defined in custom flat files containing station data including longitude and latitude.
The user selects a location, a map is then displayed of that area, with each buoy marked on the map with a station code. Current weather and atmospheric conditions will be listed for each buoy on the map as well as in a table below. The map will dynamically run through these data values and display them on the map in a loop.
If more detail information is wanted on that specific buoy, the user can click that buoy.
Data displayed in table and map:
* Station ID
* Time Readings Taken
* Air Temperature
* Water Temperature
* Wind Speed
* Wind Direction
* Wind Gust
* Barometer Trend
* Wave Height
* Wave Period