NOAA Operational Forecast System (OFS)

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Description

The Operational Forecast System (OFS) has been developed to serve the maritime user community. OFS was developed in a joint project of the NOAA/National Ocean Service (NOS)/Office of Coast Survey, the NOAA/NOS/Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS), and the NOAA/National Weather Service (NWS)/National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Central Operations (NCO). OFS generates water level, water current, water temperature, water salinity (except for the Great Lakes) and nowcast and forecast guidance four times per day.

Update Frequency

4 times a day, every 6 hours starting at midnight and generates 6-hour nowcasts and 48-hour forecast guidance

License

Open Data. There are no restrictions on the use of this data.

Documentation

https://github.com/awslabs/open-data-docs/tree/main/docs/noaa/noaa-ofs-pds

Managed By

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Contact

For questions regarding data content or quality, visit the NOAA OFS site.
For any questions regarding data delivery not associated with this platform or any general questions regarding the NOAA Big Data Program, email noaa.bdp@noaa.gov.
We also seek to identify case studies on how NOAA data is being used and will be featuring those stories in joint publications and in upcoming events. If you are interested in seeing your story highlighted, please share it with the NOAA BDP team here: noaa.bdp@noaa.gov

Usage Examples

Tools & Applications
Publications

Resources on AWS

  • Description
    NOMADS Production OFS Data (30 day rolling retention)
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:s3:::noaa-ofs-pds
    AWS Region
    us-east-1
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls s3://noaa-ofs-pds/ --no-sign-request
    Explore
    Browse Bucket
  • Description
    New data notifications for OFS, only Lambda and SQS protocols allowed
    Resource type
    SNS Topic
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:123901341784:NewOFSObject
    AWS Region
    us-east-1
  • Description
    CO-OPS Operational OFS Data (Historical Retention)
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:s3:::noaa-nos-ofs-pds
    AWS Region
    us-east-1
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls s3://noaa-nos-ofs-pds/ --no-sign-request
    Explore
    Browse Bucket

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