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National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) facilitates collaboration between National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) and Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) [October 14, 2014]
NGDC's Agile Software Team, working closely with water level data manager Aaron Sweeney, is delivering a flow of near-real time tsunami tide gauge data to CO-OPS. The NTWC operates eight tide gauge stations for improved tsunami warning in Alaska. An NGDC web service allows CO-OPS to consume reformatted NTWC data based on station ID and time for display with the 181 CO-OPS tsunami-ready tide stations. A ninth NTWC tide station is expected to come online in late October 2014 and NGDC will also work to provide the same service for the 13 Pacific Tsunami Warning Center stations. NGDC also retrospectively processes and archives NOAA's tide gauge data. This work directly supports data discovery and re-use by the tsunami research community.
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