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What station information does NDBC need?

First, NDBC needs to know certain information about each station:

  1. the location to the nearest second,
  2. the station's exposure to the marine environment by providing a photograph,
  3. the types of measurements made and the sensors used,
  4. site and sensor elevations (or depths),
  5. acquisition frequency (for example, hourly), averaging times, and
  6. a suggested station name.