Glossary of Real-Time Oceanography Terminology



Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency, a U.S. Government Agency
UTC - Coordinated Universal Time - Systems of Time
GTBMAC - Greater Tampa Bay Marine Advisory Council
MLLW - Mean Lower Low Water
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a United States Department of Commerce agency.
NOS - National Ocean Service, a division of NOAA
NWS - National Weather Service, a division of NOAA
OPSD - Ocean Products and Services Division, a division of NOS
OMPL - Ocean Modeling and Prediction Lab, a group at USF
ONR - Office of Naval Research, a U.S. Government Agency
PORTS - Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System
PUFFF - PORTS Uniform Flat File Format
USF - University of South Florida

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