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  1. NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 079 - An Examination of the June 2013 East Coast Meteotsunami Captured By NOAA Observing Systems
  2. NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 075 - Water level and Wave height Estimates at NOAA Tide Stations from Acoustic and Microwave Sensors
  3. Technical Report NOS-CO-OPS 074 - Gap Analysis of the Great Lakes Component of the National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON)
  4. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS CO-OPS 0048 - A Network Gaps Analysis for the National Water Level Observation Network – Updated Edition
  5. Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 077- Estimating Accuracies of Tidal Datums From Short Term Observations
  6. An Assessment of the Value of the Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®) to the U.S. Economy
  7. The Value of PORTS® to the Nation
  8. 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
  9. NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 073 - Sea Level Rise and Nuisance Flood Frequency Changes around the United States
  10. 2014 Supplemental Tidal Current Predictions for San Francisco Bay, CA
  11. 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
  12. NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 071 - Ocean Systems Test and Evaluation Program, Test and Evaluation Report For the Greenspan EC3000 Conductivity/Temperature Sensor
  13. 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
  14. Coastal Ocean Modeling Framework on NOAA's High Performance Computer (COMF-HPC) - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 069
  15. A Guide to CO-OPS SHEF and CREX Products - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 026
  16. Extreme Water Levels of the United States - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 067
  17. CO-OPS Strategic Plan 2015-2019
  18. Assessment of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System(GOMX HAB-OFS) - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 066
  19. Estimating Vertical Land Motion from Long-Term Tide Gauge Records - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 065
  20. Tides Under the Ice: Measuring Water Levels at Barrow, Alaska 2008-2010 - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 062
  21. Elevated East Coast Sea Level Anomaly: June-July 2009 - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 051
  22. Sea Level Variations of the United States, 1854 - 2006 - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 053
  23. Initial Operational Deployment Report, Miros Air Gap Sensor and Laser Sensor at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 049
  24. Visibility Sensors Implementation Plan - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 055
  25. Tidal Analysis and Predictions - NOAA Special Publication NOS CO-OPS 3
  26. 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
  27. Redundant Communications Solutions for PORTS® Acoustic Current Profiler Installations - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 057
  28. CO-OPS Strategic Plan 2010-2015
  29. CO-OPS Customer Satisfaction Survey Results
  30. CO-OPS Trifold
  31. PORTS® Program
  32. COASTAL Program
  33. National Currents Program
  34. NOAA Sentinels of the Coast
  35. Understanding Tides
  36. Estimating Economic Benefits from NOAA PORTS Information - A Case Study of Houston/Galveston
  37. Estimating Economic Benefits from NOAA PORTS Information - A Case Study of Tampa Bay
  38. Estimating Economic Benefits from NOAA PORTS Information - A Case Study of the Columbia River
  39. CO-OPS Contribution to NOAA's 2005 Hurricane Season Response
  40. 150 Years of Tides on the Western Coast
  41. San Francisco Tides of History
  42. Tide and Current Glossary
  43. Fantastic Tidal Datums
  44. Tidal Currents Educational Pamphlet #4
  45. Network Gaps Analysis for the National Water Level Observation Network - NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS CO-OPS 048
  46. Understanding Sea Level Change
  47. Our Restless Tides

Historic Tide and Tidal Current Tables

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Technical Reports

  1. NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 079 - An Examination of the June 2013 East Coast Meteotsunami Captured By NOAA Observing Systems
  2. NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 075 - Water level and Wave height Estimates at NOAA Tide Stations from Acoustic and Microwave Sensors
  3. Technical Report NOS-CO-OPS 074 - Gap Analysis of the Great Lakes Component of the National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON)
  4. Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 077- Estimating Accuracies of Tidal Datums From Short Term Observations
  5. 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
  6. NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 073 - Sea Level Rise and Nuisance Flood Frequency Changes around the United States
  7. 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
  8. NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 071 - Ocean Systems Test and Evaluation Program, Test and Evaluation Report For the Greenspan EC3000 Conductivity/Temperature Sensor
  9. 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
  10. Coastal Ocean Modeling Framework on NOAA's High Performance Computer (COMF-HPC) - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 069
  11. A Guide to CO-OPS SHEF and CREX Products - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 026
  12. Extreme Water Levels of the United States - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 067
  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. 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
  18. Assessment of the National Ocean Service's Tidal Current Program - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 022
  19. Currents in the St. John's River, Florida - Spring and Summer of 1998 - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 025
  20. Effects of Hurricane Floyd on Water Levels - Data Report - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 027
  21. Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 030 - NWLON/DMS Quality Control Software (QC): Functional Requirements Documents
  22. National Physical Oceanographic Real-time System (PORTS) - Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 031
  23. Towing Basin Speed Calibration of Acoustic Doppler Current Profiling Instruments - Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 033
  24. Ocean Systems Test and Evaluation Program (OSTEP) Development Plan - Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 034
  25. Historical Golden Gate Tidal Series - Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 035
  26. NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 036 - Sea Level Variations of the United States 1854-1999
  27. Port of New York and New Jersey Operational Forecast System, Implementation Plan- Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 037
  28. Triaxys Directional Wave Buoy for Nearshore Wave Measurements-Test and Evaluation Plan - Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 038
  29. NOS Procedures for Developing and Implementing Operational - Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 039
  30. Effects of Hurricane Isabel on Water Levels - Data Report - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 040
  31. North Carolina Bathymetry/Topography Sea Level Rise Project: Determination of Sea Level Trends - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 041 - New Sept. 2004
  32. Microwave Air Gap-Bridge Clearance Sensor Test, Evaluation, and Implementation Support - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 042
  33. Test, Evaluation, and Implementation of Current Measurement Systems on Aids-To-Navigation - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 043
  34. Estimating Economic Benefits from NOAA PORTS Installations - A Value of Information Approach - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 044
  35. Humboldt Bay Current Surveys: December 2002 to October 2004 - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 046
  36. Annual Report of the Gulf of Mexico Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 047
  37. Sea Level Variations of the United States, 1854 - 2006 - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 053
  38. Initial Operational Deployment Report, Miros Air Gap Sensor and Laser Sensor at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 049
  39. Effects of the November 2009 Nor'easter on Water Levels - Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 056
  40. Technical Considerations for Use of Geospatial Data in Sea Level Change Mapping and Assessment - NOAA Technical Report NOS 2010-01.
  41. Visibility Sensors Implementation Plan - NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 055
  42. Tidal Analysis and Predictions - NOAA Special Publication NOS CO-OPS 3
  43. 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
  44. 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

    Sensor References

    1. CO-OPS Sensor Specifications and Measurement Algorithms

    Benchmarks, Leveling and Geodetic References

    1. Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) Team Final Report

    Contract Specifications and References

    1. Latest NOS Hydrographic Surveys Specifications and Deliverables

    References for National Water Level Program

    1. Standing Project Instructions for Coastal and Great Lakes Water Level Stations
    2. CY 2015 Project Instructions for Coastal and Great Lakes Observing Systems
    3. Great Lakes - Establishment of International Great Lakes Datum (1955)
    4. Great Lakes - Establishment of International Great Lakes Datum (1985)
    5. Great Lakes - IGLD85 USACE Update No. 76
    6. Great Lakes - History of Water Level Gauges - Upper Great Lakes & the St. Clair Detroit Rivers - Jan 1978
    7. Great Lakes - History of Water Level Gauges - Lower Great Lakes & International Section of St. Lawrence River - Mar 1987
    8. CY 2015 Station Operational Support List

    Communications and Data Formats References

    1. Information Systems Branch PORTS Uniform Flat File Format (PUFFF)
    2. Spatial Data Modifications and Enhancements (v1.2), August 2005
    3. 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. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS CO-OPS 0048 - A Network Gaps Analysis for the National Water Level Observation Network – Updated Edition
      2. Tidal Characteristics and Datums of Laguna Madre, Texas - NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS OES 008
      3. NOAA Technical Memorandum "NOS NGS-58, Guidelines for Establishing GPS-Derived Ellipsoid Heights (Standards 2 cm and 5 cm), version 4.3", November 1997

      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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