Where can I find out what stations are active and what data each station has available?

The active stations xml file is a collection of active stations (marked as established by the NDBC Data Assembly Center). TAO stations are excluded. Each station has an indicator showing whether the elevation, meteorological data, single point or profile currents data, water quality data, or DART data are available.

The following is an example station as shown in the active stations xml file:

<station id="44060" lat="41.263" lon="-72.067" elev="0" name="Eastern Long Island Sound" owner="MYSOUND" met="y" currents="n" waterquality="n" dart="n"/>

These are the descriptions of each part of the station entry: