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Service Change Notice 13-57

National Ocean Service Headquarters Washington DC

106 PM EDT Thu Aug 29 2013

Relayed by the National Weather Service


To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS partners and NWS employees


From:     Peter Stone

          Chief, Oceanographic Division

          NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic

           Products and Services (CO-OPS)


Subject:  NOS/CO-OPS is releasing its newly enhanced Tides and

          Currents website, Effective October 1, 2013


Effective Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 1300 Coordinated Universal

Time (UTC), the National Ocean Service’s Center for Operational

Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) will release its

newly enhanced Tides and Currents (TAC) website. The next

generation TAC website will be available at:


The TAC home page has been completely redesigned according to the

principles of Responsive Web Design (RWD). RWD is a new

technology that allows websites to alter their display format to

suit the screen being used to view them. Rather than maintain a

separate mobile website, CO-OPS will now be able to support

mobile devices with the same functionality people are used to on

their desktops and laptops. The menus have been reworked to allow

a user to view all CO-OPS products at once for faster navigation.


User enhancements include:

-Station listings support on-the-fly, smart filtering for quick

 retrieval of station ID.

-Datum pages now allow users to view relevant detailed datum

 information and supporting charts per station. 

-All product pages, such as datums, also include links to other

 products for the same station.

-New maps display nearby stations of similar data types.

-Selection of the "Meteorological obs." tab presents a dynamic

 web page displaying air temperature, wind, and barometric data

 on interactive graphs easily exportable in multiple formats.

-Meteorological wind information is now shown as vectors to match

 the style of wind plotting also used in the NOAA PORTS product

 web page.


Another new application is the Station Home Page, which combines

the functionality of the old station information page with the

results of the "Find a Station" application, as well as including

the last 24 hours of observational data for all installed



For technical questions concerning these changes, please contact:



1305 East-West Highway

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281



For general questions on CO-OPS products and services, contact:

User Services


1305 East-West Highway

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281



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