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File Type: Pipe delimited text

Data Source:  NWS Marine Zones

Naming convention: mar xxx ddmmyy - where xxx is indicator for EAS, NWR, or ST and ddmmyy = day-month-year

Description: Contains codes for the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and NOAA Weather Radio (NWR)

 

Description Valid Date Download Link
Coastal & Offshore Marine Area & Zone Codes for EAS 5 December 2017 mareas05de17.txt
Coastal & Offshore Marine Area & Zone Codes, including Marine Synopses, for NWR 5 December 2017 marnwr05de17.txt
Coastal & Offshore Marine Area Names & Codes for EAS and NWR  5 December 2017 marst05de17.txt

 

File layout for mareas*.txt and marnwr*.txt:

Name Description
SSALPHA Marine Area 2-letter abbreviation (for Marine Area name, see [marstddmmyy] file)
SSNUM  Marine Area & Zone 5-digit identifier (FIPS State and County equivalent) 
ZONENAME Name of Marine Zone/Marine Synopsis
Lon Longitude of Centroid [decimal degrees] 
Lat Latitude of Centroid [decimal degrees] 

 

File layout for marst:

Name Description
SSALPHA Marine Area 2-letter abbreviation (USPS State abbreviation equivalent) 
SSNUM  Marine Area 2-digit identifier (FIPS State equivalent) [SS]
ABBNAME Abbreviated Name of Marine Area
AREANAME Full Name of Marine Area