Online Glossaries and Resources

Navigation Publications

Office of Coast Survey (NOAA) –

USCG Navigation Center –

National Geospatial Agency  –

NGA Publications

NOAA Tides and Currents

Interactive Tide & Current Map

Tide Stations

Current Stations

NOAA Departments Important to Marine Weather

National Weather Service (NWS)

Ocean Prediction Center (OPC)

National Hurricane Center (NHC)

Storm Prediction Center (SPC)

National Data Buoy Center (NDBC)


National Weather Service Glossary

American Meteorological Society Glossary

Data Sources

North Carolina Climate Office Climate Education

Ocean Prediction Center Terminology and Weather Symbols

National Weather Service “How to Read Surface Weather Maps

Wyoming Department of Atmospheric Science Weather Balloon Data

Storm Prediction Center Weather Balloon Data

National Data Buoy Center Ship Reports

National Weather Service “Jetstream” Online Education

Class Aids

Coastal Navigation Class PowerPoint

Chart Snippet 18645 (Northeast)

Chart Snippet 18645 (Southeast)

Coast Exercise Template