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Site Title

Waves and Wind

Site Producer

Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research - Colorado University

Synopsis

http://uwamrc.ssec.wisc.edu/amrc/realtime.html
This Web page provides access to global near-real-time altimeter data on sea surface and wave-height, and wind speed from the TOPEX/Poseidon and ERS-2 satellites.

 

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Ocean Surface Winds Derived from the SSM/I Radiometer

Site Producer

Marine Observing Systems Team - NOAA

Synopsis

http://manati.wwb.noaa.gov/doc/ssmiwinds.html
This site provides real-time ocean surface winds derived from the SSM/I Radiometer. It displays maps ofthe ocean surface winds at a height of 19.5m calculated daily from ascending and descending satellite passes.

 

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Near-Real-Time Data and Forecasts

Site Producer

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Synopsis

http://www.epa.gov/gmpo/data/realtime.html
This page points to the Gulf of Mexico related near-real-time data and forecasts. Raw data, processed data, analyses and predictions are all included.

 

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Site Producer

Canadian Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans

Synopsis

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/sci/Pages/data.htm
Canada's Fisheries and Oceans site has the greatest variety of information. This page links you to their real time online data. Here, you will find information on present wind speed, waves height, and sea surface and air temperature. For current information on the Gulf of Alaska go to: http://www-sci.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/osap/projects/sst/sst.htm