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NDBC HF Radar Web Coverage Service (WCS)

Link to WCS/OPeNDAP server:

http://dods.ndbc.noaa.gov/thredds/hfradar.html - supports GET only

Please note that the HF Radar WCS/THREDDS has moved to http://dods.ndbc.noaa.gov/thredds/hfradar.html.

The data are divided into separate data sets for US West Coast and US East Coast as well as by resolution (500m, 1km, 2km and 6km).

Available WCS Functions:

  • GetCapabilities - This function returns metadata about this service.
    Parameters include:
    • request = GetCapabilities
    • service = WCS
  • DescribeCoverage - This function returns a description of the requested coverage(s).
    Parameters include:
    • request = DescribeCoverage
    • service = WCS
    • coverage = <coverage name from GetCapabilities response>
  • GetCoverage - This function returns coverage data of the specified type and date/time within the specified bounding box.
    Parameters include:
    • request = GetCoverage
    • service = WCS
    • coverage = <coverage name from GetCapabilities response>
    • time = <DateTime>
    • DateTime is formatted as 2008-06-04-T00:00:00Z.
    • bbox = west-longitude,south-latitude,east-longitude,north-latitude
    • format = one of following:
      • GeoTIFF
      • GeoTIFFfloat
      • NetCDF3

Sample Requests

US East Coast and Gulf of Mexico 1km resolution data

GetCapabilities

DescribeCoverage

GetCoverage

US East Coast and Gulf of Mexico 2km resolution data

GetCapabilities

DescribeCoverage

GetCoverage

US East Coast and Gulf of Mexico 6km resolution data

GetCapabilities

DescribeCoverage

GetCoverage

US West Coast 500m resolution data

GetCapabilities

DescribeCoverage

GetCoverage

US West Coast 1km resolution data

GetCapabilities

DescribeCoverage

GetCoverage

US West Coast 2km resolution data

GetCapabilities

DescribeCoverage

GetCoverage

US West Coast 6km resolution data

GetCapabilities

DescribeCoverage

GetCoverage

Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands 2km resolution data

GetCapabilities

DescribeCoverage

GetCoverage

Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands 6km resolution data

GetCapabilities

DescribeCoverage

GetCoverage


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