Data Feeds: Buoy / CMAN

Moored buoys are the weather sentinels of the sea. They are deployed in the coastal and offshore waters from the western Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean around Hawaii, and from the Bering Sea to the South Pacific. NDBC's moored buoys measure and transmit barometric pressure; wind direction, speed, and gust; air and sea temperature; and wave energy spectra from which significant wave height, dominant wave period, and average wave period are derived. Even the direction of wave propagation is measured on many moored buoys.

C-MAN station data typically include barometric pressure, wind direction, speed and gust, and air temperature. C-MAN stations have been installed on lighthouses, at capes and beaches, on near shore islands, and on offshore platforms.

How can I display the data?

Intellicast provides the RAW data, which allows you to create any visual presentation you need for your website. Simply parse our weather feed and insert the content into your application. A sample of how to display your data can be seen below:

Is there sample code?

Feeds are available in both CSV and XML formats. Below is a sample of the XML format.

<BuoyData BuoyID="41001"
LastReportTm="070217"
AirTemp="22.6"
WaterTemp="27.2"
Pressure="1019.4"
PressureTendency="+2.1"
WindSpd="32"
WindGusts="07"
WindDir="280"
WaveHeight="2.0"
WavePeriod="7" />