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This web site serves digitized records of continuous historical meteorological as well as seawater temperature data recorded from U.S. Atlantic coast Lightship, Light and Weather Stations.

Some of these data have been recovered with support in the form of a grant from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Coastal Research Center (CRC) in 1997 and since 2002 under a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as part of the Climate Database Modernization Program (CDMP).

Early work supported by the CRC focused on subsurface water temperature and salinity records from XBTs and can be accessed through the Woods Hole Oceanographic Data Library web page by clicking here. All XBT and weather data from this prior work is has been incorporated into this website and can be accessed via the GIS interface.

  Search for data using the GIS tools.
Select data by region or station via the interactive map.
Help using GIS toolbar.

:: Sponsors

WHOI Rinehart Coastal Research Center NOAA
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Rinehart Coastal Research Center National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

:: Acknowledgements

The work has been organized primarily by Kathryn Elder of the Woods Hole Oceanographic in collaboration with Joe Elms of the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville North Carolina.

Special thanks to Roger Goldsmith for his development of the GIS interface and Lori Dolby and Danielle Fino for their web design expertise (both from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution).

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