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  1. An Assessment of the Value of the Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®) to the U.S. Economy
  2. The Value of PORTS® to the Nation
  3. NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 070 - Error Analysis Procedures Used by the National Ocean Service to Compute Estimated Error Bounds for Tidal Datums in the Arctic Ocean
  4. NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 073 - Sea Level Rise and Nuisance Flood Frequency Changes around the United States
  5. 2014 Supplemental Tidal Current Predictions for San Francisco Bay, CA
  6. NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 072 - Ocean Systems Test and Evaluation Program, Test and Evaluation Report For WaterLog® H-3612 Radar Sensor in CO-OPS Air Gap Applications
  7. NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 071 - Ocean Systems Test and Evaluation Program, Test and Evaluation Report For the Greenspan EC3000 Conductivity/Temperature Sensor
  8. Implementation of Procedures for Computation of Tidal Datums in Areas with Anomalous Trends in Relative Mean Sea Level - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 068
  9. Coastal Ocean Modeling Framework on NOAA's High Performance Computer (COMF-HPC) - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 069
  10. A Guide to CO-OPS SHEF and CREX Products - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 026
  11. Extreme Water Levels of the United States - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 067
  12. CO-OPS Strategic Plan 2015-2019
  13. Assessment of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System(GOMX HAB-OFS) - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 066
  14. Estimating Vertical Land Motion from Long-Term Tide Gauge Records - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 065
  15. Tides Under the Ice: Measuring Water Levels at Barrow, Alaska 2008-2010 - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 062
  16. Elevated East Coast Sea Level Anomaly: June-July 2009 - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 051
  17. Sea Level Variations of the United States, 1854 - 2006 - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 053
  18. Initial Operational Deployment Report, Miros Air Gap Sensor and Laser Sensor at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 049
  19. Visibility Sensors Implementation Plan - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 055
  20. Tidal Analysis and Predictions - NOAA Special Publication NOS CO-OPS 3
  21. NOAA Ocean Systems Test and Evaluation Report, Limited Acceptance of the Design Analysis WaterLog® H-3611i Microwave Radar Water Level Sensor - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 061
  22. Redundant Communications Solutions for PORTS® Acoustic Current Profiler Installations - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 057
  23. CO-OPS Strategic Plan 2010-2015
  24. CO-OPS Customer Satisfaction Survey Results
  25. CO-OPS Trifold
  26. PORTS® Program
  27. COASTAL Program
  28. National Currents Program
  29. NOAA Sentinels of the Coast
  30. Understanding Tides
  31. Estimating Economic Benefits from NOAA PORTS Information - A Case Study of Houston/Galveston
  32. Estimating Economic Benefits from NOAA PORTS Information - A Case Study of Tampa Bay
  33. Estimating Economic Benefits from NOAA PORTS Information - A Case Study of the Columbia River
  34. CO-OPS Contribution to NOAA's 2005 Hurricane Season Response
  35. 150 Years of Tides on the Western Coast
  36. San Francisco Tides of History
  37. Tide and Current Glossary
  38. Fantastic Tidal Datums
  39. Tidal Currents Educational Pamphlet #4
  40. Network Gaps Analysis for the National Water Level Observation Network - NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS CO-OPS 048
  41. Understanding Sea Level Change
  42. Our Restless Tides

Historic Tide and Tidal Current Tables

  1. Click here for previously published Historic Tide and Tidal Current Tables

Technical Reports

  1. NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 070 - Error Analysis Procedures Used by the National Ocean Service to Compute Estimated Error Bounds for Tidal Datums in the Arctic Ocean
  2. NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 073 - Sea Level Rise and Nuisance Flood Frequency Changes around the United States
  3. NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 072 - Ocean Systems Test and Evaluation Program, Test and Evaluation Report For WaterLog® H-3612 Radar Sensor in CO-OPS Air Gap Applications
  4. NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 071 - Ocean Systems Test and Evaluation Program, Test and Evaluation Report For the Greenspan EC3000 Conductivity/Temperature Sensor
  5. Implementation of Procedures for Computation of Tidal Datums in Areas with Anomalous Trends in Relative Mean Sea Level - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 068
  6. Coastal Ocean Modeling Framework on NOAA's High Performance Computer (COMF-HPC) - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 069
  7. A Guide to CO-OPS SHEF and CREX Products - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 026
  8. Extreme Water Levels of the United States - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 067
  9. Assessment of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System(GOMX HAB-OFS) - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 066
  10. Estimating Vertical Land Motion from Long-Term Tide Gauge Records - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 065
  11. Tides Under the Ice: Measuring Water Levels at Barrow, Alaska 2008-2010 - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 062
  12. Elevated East Coast Sea Level Anomaly: June-July 2009 - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 051
  13. Nowcast and Forecast Hydrodynamic Model Systems, NOS Procedures for Developing and Implementing Operational Nowcast and Forecast Systems for PORTS - Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 020
  14. Assessment of the National Ocean Service's Tidal Current Program - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 022
  15. Currents in the St. John's River, Florida - Spring and Summer of 1998 - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 025
  16. Effects of Hurricane Floyd on Water Levels - Data Report - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 027
  17. Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 030 - NWLON/DMS Quality Control Software (QC): Functional Requirements Documents
  18. National Physical Oceanographic Real-time System (PORTS) - Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 031
  19. Towing Basin Speed Calibration of Acoustic Doppler Current Profiling Instruments - Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 033
  20. Ocean Systems Test and Evaluation Program (OSTEP) Development Plan - Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 034
  21. Historical Golden Gate Tidal Series - Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 035
  22. Sea Level Variations of the United States 1854-1999 - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 036
  23. Appendix I - National Water Level Observation Network Stations ()
  24. Appendix II - Time series of monthly mean seal level after removal of seasonal cycle showing the derived linear trend ()
  25. Appendix III - Average seasonal cycle of monthly mean sea level()
  26. Appendix IV - Time series of monthly mean seal level after removal of seasonal cycle and linear trend ()
  27. Appendix V - Linear trends for 50-year periods of mean sea level data ()
  28. Port of New York and New Jersey Operational Forecast System, Implementation Plan- Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 037
  29. Triaxys Directional Wave Buoy for Nearshore Wave Measurements-Test and Evaluation Plan - Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 038
  30. NOS Procedures for Developing and Implementing Operational - Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 039
  31. Effects of Hurricane Isabel on Water Levels - Data Report - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 040
  32. North Carolina Bathymetry/Topography Sea Level Rise Project: Determination of Sea Level Trends - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 041 - New Sept. 2004
  33. Microwave Air Gap-Bridge Clearance Sensor Test, Evaluation, and Implementation Support - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 042
  34. Test, Evaluation, and Implementation of Current Measurement Systems on Aids-To-Navigation - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 043
  35. Estimating Economic Benefits from NOAA PORTS Installations - A Value of Information Approach - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 044
  36. Humboldt Bay Current Surveys: December 2002 to October 2004 - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 046
  37. Annual Report of the Gulf of Mexico Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 047
  38. Sea Level Variations of the United States, 1854 - 2006 - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 053
  39. Initial Operational Deployment Report, Miros Air Gap Sensor and Laser Sensor at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 049
  40. Effects of the November 2009 Nor'easter on Water Levels - Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 056
  41. Technical Considerations for Use of Geospatial Data in Sea Level Change Mapping and Assessment - NOAA Technical Report NOS 2010-01.
  42. Visibility Sensors Implementation Plan - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 055
  43. Tidal Analysis and Predictions - NOAA Special Publication NOS CO-OPS 3
  44. NOAA Ocean Systems Test and Evaluation Report, Limited Acceptance of the Design Analysis WaterLog® H-3611i Microwave Radar Water Level Sensor - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 061
  45. Redundant Communications Solutions for PORTS® Acoustic Current Profiler Installations - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 057

Manuals and Standards

    Data Collection Platform References

    1. Next Generation Water Level Measurement System (NGWLMS) Site Design, Preparation, and Installation Manual (NGWLMS Manual), January 1991
    2. Xpert Operations and Maintenance Manual, October 2006

    Sensor References

    1. User's Guide For 8200 Acoustic Gauge (Installation and Operation), Updated August 1998
    2. User's Guide For 8200 Bubbler Gauge (Installation and Operation), Updated February 1998
    3. User's Guide For 8210 Bubbler Water Level Gauge For Hydrographic Surveying Applications (Installation and Operation), February 2001
    4. Wind Sensor Alignment Procedure for the R. M. Young Wind Monitor, October 2005
    5. CO-OPS Sensor Specifications and Measurement Algorithms
    6. Air Gap Field Installation Guide V2.0

    Benchmarks, Leveling and Geodetic References

    1. User's Guide for the Installation of Bench Marks and Leveling Requirements for Water Level Stations, October 1987
    2. User's Guide For Writing Bench Mark Descriptions, Updated January 2011
    3. User's Guide For Electronic Levels with Translev and Windesc, Updated March 2013
    4. User's Guide For GPS Observations, Updated March 2013
    5. CO-OPS GPS Observations Implementation Plan, January 2003
    6. NOAA Technical Memorandum "NOS NGS-58, Guidelines for Establishing GPS-Derived Ellipsoid Heights (Standards 2 cm and 5 cm), version 4.3", November 1997
    7. Standards and Specifications for Geodetic Control Networks, Federal Geodetic Control Committee, September 1984
    8. Attachment V: Setting an NGS 3D Monument
    9. Attachment R, Requirements for Digital Photographs of Survey Control, NGS, January 2008
    10. Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) Team Final Report
    11. Attachment T, Setting a Concrete Mark
    12. Attachment U, Setting a Survey Disk in Bedrock
    13. Attachment X, Performing Bench Mark Ties

    Reconnaissance References

    1. CO-OPS Water Level and Meteorological Site Reconnaissance Procedures, Updated February 2012
    2. CO-OPS Current Meter Reconnaissance Procedures, Updated April 2007

    Contract Specifications and References

    1. CO-OPS Specifications and Deliverables for Installation, Operation, and Removal of Water Level Stations, Updated October 2013
    2. Latest NOS Hydrographic Surveys Specifications and Deliverables
    3. Environmental Field Services Statement Of Objectives
    4. Water Level Station Specifications and Deliverables for Shoreline mapping Projects, Updated November 2013

    References for National Water Level Program

    1. Standing Project Instructions for Coastal and Great Lakes Water Level Stations, Updated October 2013
    2. CY 2014 Project Instructions for the Coastal and Great Lakes Water Level Stations, Updated January 2014
    3. Standing Operating Procedure for Upgrading an Existing Water Level Station or Installing a New Water Level Station, May 2011
    4. CO-OPS Evaluation Criteria for Water Level Station Documentation, October 2013
    5. Water Level Station - Xpert Site Report, March 2007
    6. Great Lakes - Establishment of International Great Lakes Datum (1955)
    7. Great Lakes - Establishment of International Great Lakes Datum (1985)
    8. Great Lakes - IGLD85 USACE Update No. 76
    9. Great Lakes - History of Water Level Gauges - Upper Great Lakes & the St. Clair Detroit Rivers - Jan 1978
    10. Great Lakes - History of Water Level Gauges - Lower Great Lakes & International Section of St. Lawrence River - Mar 1987
    11. E-Site User's Guide - October 2013
    12. Engineering Bulletin 09-003 Update to Xpert Log File Sizes, November 13, 2009
    13. Field Installation Guide for WaterLog H3611i Microwave Radar Water Level Sensor, January 2013.
    14. SOP for eSite Report Account Creation and Maintenance, October 2013

    References for National Current Observation Program

    1. NAO xxx-xxx Charter Vessel Safety (rev.1)

    Communications and Data Formats References

    1. NGWLMS GOES Message Formatting For Hourly Transmissions, January 2003
    2. Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 030 - NWLON/DMS Quality Control Software (QC): Functional Requirements Documents
    3. Information Systems Branch PORTS Uniform Flat File Format (PUFFF)
    4. Spatial Data Modifications and Enhancements (v1.2), August 2005
    5. Ocean Systems Test and Evaluation Program Data Communications Plan

    References for Modeling Program (Currently In Revision)

      Data Processing and Analysis References

      1. Tide Datums and Their Applications - NOAA Special Publication NOS CO-OPS 1
      2. Computational Techniques for Tidal Datums Handbook - NOAA Special Publication NOS CO-OPS 2
      3. Tidal Current Analysis Procedures and Associated Computer Programs - NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS CO-OPS 021
      4. Manual of Harmonic Constant Reductions

      Storm Reports

      1. Storm Events Data Reports
      2. Effects of Hurricane Floyd on Water Levels - Data Report - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 027
      3. Effects of Hurricane Isabel on Water Levels - Data Report - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 040
      4. Tropical Storm Isidore 2002 Preliminary Water Levels Report
      5. Hurricane Lili 2002 Preliminary Water Levels Report
      6. Tropical Storm Bill 2003 Preliminary Water Levels Report
      7. Hurricane Claudette 2003 Preliminary Water Levels Report
      8. Hurricane Charley 2004 Preliminary Water Levels Report
      9. Hurricane Frances 2004 Preliminary Water Levels Report
      10. Hurricane Ivan 2004 Preliminary Water Levels Report
      11. Hurricane Jeanne 2004 Preliminary Water Levels Report
      12. Hurricane Cindy 2005 Preliminary Water Levels Report
      13. Hurricane Dennis 2005 Preliminary Water Levels Report
      14. Hurricane Katrina 2005 Preliminary Water Levels Report
      15. Hurricane Rita 2005 Preliminary Water Levels Report
      16. Hurricane Wilma 2005 Preliminary Water Levels Report
      17. Tropical Storm Ernesto 2006 Verified Water Level Report
      18. Hurricane Gustav 2008 Water Levels and Meteorological Report
      19. Hurricane Ike 2008 Water Levels and Meteorological Report
      20. Hurricane Irene 2011 Water Level and Meteorological Data Report
      21. Hurricane Isaac 2012 Water Level and Meteorological Data Report
      22. Hurricane Sandy 2012 Water Level and Meteorological Data Report

      Technical Memorandums

      1. Tidal Characteristics and Datums of Laguna Madre, Texas - NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS OES 008

      Other Reports

      1. 2014 Supplemental Tidal Current Predictions for San Francisco Bay, CA
      2. Water Level Observation Network for Central America
      3. CO-OPS Strategic Plan 2010-2015
      4. CO-OPS Customer Satisfaction Survey Results
      5. CO-OPS Trifold
      6. PORTS® Program
      7. COASTAL Program
      8. National Currents Program
      9. NOAA Sentinels of the Coast
      10. Understanding Tides
      11. Estimating Economic Benefits from NOAA PORTS Information - A Case Study of Houston/Galveston
      12. Estimating Economic Benefits from NOAA PORTS Information - A Case Study of Tampa Bay
      13. Estimating Economic Benefits from NOAA PORTS Information - A Case Study of the Columbia River
      14. CO-OPS Contribution to NOAA's 2005 Hurricane Season Response
      15. 150 Years of Tides on the Western Coast
      16. San Francisco Tides of History
      17. Tide and Current Glossary
      18. Fantastic Tidal Datums
      19. Tidal Currents Educational Pamphlet #4
      20. Network Gaps Analysis for the National Water Level Observation Network - NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS CO-OPS 048
      21. Understanding Sea Level Change
      22. Our Restless Tides
      23. CO-OPS Strategic Plan 2015-2019

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