Information presented on this Web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. This Web site is maintained by the National Ocean Service (NOS) and the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Please note the following disclaimers.

The appearance of external links on this World Wide Web site does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Commerce (DOC)/(NOAA) of external Web sites or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities, DOC/NOAA does not exercise any editorial control over the information found at these locations. These links are provided to be consistent with the stated purpose of this DOC/NOAA Web site.

Some products and manufacturers are mentioned in descriptive information or in metadata records. Mention of these products or manufacturers does not constitute an endorsement by NOS, NODC, NOAA or DOC.

The quality and completeness of both the metadata, data and information products is the responsibility of the individual contributor, and not NOS, NODC, NOAA or DOC. Individual contributors are identified in metadata records.