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Title: USACE QCC NDBC Measurement Archive
Authors: Hall, Candice.
Jensen, Robert E.
Keywords: Ocean waves--Measurement
Remote sensing
Data processing
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Abstract: The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) utilizes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) buoy measurements for validation of their wave models and within coastal applications. However, NDBC data are accessible via multiple platforms; each with their own source-specific archive storage, metadata, and quality control protocols, which result in inconsistencies in the accessible data. Therefore, USACE has developed an independent, self-describing, USACE Quality Controlled, Consistent (QCC) Measurement Archive that captures the best available NDBC observations with verified metadata. This work details the methodology behind this USACE QCC Measurement Archive; showcasing vast improvements in data quality via geographical location and wave parameter examples. This methodology only removes data that are known to be in error and could not be verified for quality from an alternate source. This USACE QCC Measurement Archive provides a database of consistently stored, QA/QC data for the accurate evaluation of long-term trends in wave climates, which are critical for USACE risk assessment studies and wave related applications.
Description: Dataset
Rights: This dataset was created by government employees within the scope of their employment are not subject to domestic copyright protection under 17 U.S.C. § 105. Government works are by default in the U.S. Public Domain. See the following link for more information:
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