Carolinas Coast (Experimental)
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Carolinas Coast is an experimental site that links observations and forecasts from a variety of data providers. Some data may be periodically unreliable. For specific data limitations, please use the help menu above. Also pay attention to time stamps on real-time observations. For further information please contact the webmaster.
About Carolinas Coast
The recent and ongoing development of regional and subregional "coastal ocean observing systems" under the national Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) initiative (www.ocean.us) is increasing meteorological and oceanographic data availability. Currently, region-specific information on marine and coastal conditions is collected by, stored, and made available from a wide range of government and academic institutions. A need exists for improved, coordinated delivery of information to a broad user community. One of the most efficient ways for coastal ocean observing systems to make marine information available to the public is through a partnership with local NOAA National Weather Service Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs), since targeted audiences already rely on these offices for marine observations and forecast needs.
This website is being established through a partnership between the Carolinas Coastal Ocean Observing and Prediction System (Caro-COOPS), the Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program (CORMP), the Southeast Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing System (SEACOOS), and NOAA's Weather Forecast Offices in Wilmington NC and Charleston SC (NWS-ILM and NWS-CHS). NWS-ILM is responsible for the coastal region extending from Surf City in North Carolina to South Santee River in South Carolina, and extending to 40 nautical miles offshore. NWS-CHS is responsible for the coastal region extending from South Santee River into Georgia, and extending out to 40 nautical miles offshore of South Carolina. The Carolinas Coast website, upon completion, is meant to serve as the new template for the NWS-ILM and NWS-CHS "Marine" webpages.
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