About LIShore

LIShore (pronounced "Ell Eye Shore") provides information on sea and shoreline conditions for Long Island, New York. LIShore began in 1998 as the Shinnecock Inlet Field Monitoring Project. From this initial focus on Shinnecock Inlet and Shinnecock Bay, LIShore has expanded along the South Shore of Long Island.

Real time data is available from instrument sites operated by LIShore and our collaborators.

Archived historical data from all present and past LIShore instrument deployments is freely available through LIShore via anonymous FTP.

Help LIShore Grow

If you find LIShore useful and want to help us continue to grow, here are a few suggestions:

  1. Tell us. Webmaster Tom Wilson (email: webmaster@lishore.org) loves getting email from our users. Tell us where you are from, what you like about the site, and what kinds of enhancements you would like to see. We are particularly interested in how you use information from LIShore, whether you are a research scientist or a Boy Scout troop using weather data to plan model rocket launches. Unless you request otherwise, we will add you to our recipient list for LIShore's upcoming electronic newsletter.
  2. Tell your friends. Hundreds of first-time users visit the site every week. Much of this growth is the result of friends telling friends about LIShore. Increasing traffic at the site is one important way we know we are doing something right, so keep spreading the word.
  3. Help tell the world. We have two types of cards that advertise LIShore. Postcards are 4 x 6 inches and can be tacked up on bulletin boards. Laminated cards are waterproof and can be posted outside at marinas, gas docks, etc. Both cards are full color and give the www.LIShore.org web address and a description of the website. If you are interested in posting either type of card, please send your postal address and quantity of each type of card desired to cardrequest@lishore.org) and we will be happy to mail them out to you.


About the Information on This Site

This website maintains a database of meteorological and hydrological data, historical data, images, and written information generated by the system operator or received from other sources. In addition, this site provides in real time a selection of current weather and oceanic observations for use by the national and international community. In an effort to enhance science, experimental products are accessible on this server and care must be taken when using such products as they are intended for research use. Reasonable efforts are made to keep this site available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but timely delivery of data and products from this site through the Internet is not guaranteed.

Use of Data and Products

The information on this government sponsored website is in the public domain, unless specifically annotated otherwise, and may be used freely by the public. Before using information obtained from this server special attention should be given to the date & time of the data and products being displayed. This information shall not be modified in content and then presented as official government material.

The user assumes the entire risk related to its use of this data. The system operator and all collaborators are providing this data "as is," and disclaim any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will the system operator or collaborators be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of this data.

The contents of this web site are not to be used for advertising, publication or promotional purposes. Citation of trade names does not constitute an official endorsement or approval of the use of such commercial products.

As required by 17 U.S.C. 403, third parties producing copyrighted works consisting predominantly of the material appearing in U.S. government-sponsored Web pages must provide notice with such work(s) identifying the U.S. Government material incorporated and stating that such material is not subject to copyright protection.


Any reference from this web site to or from any non-government entity, product, service or information does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the system operators, sponsors, or collaborators. We are not responsible for the contents of any "off-site" or web pages referenced from this web site..

Additional Disclaimers

Some information on LIShore is provided through the courtesy of other organizations which operate instruments in LIShore's are of interest. Additional disclaimers specific to these arrangements are below:

USGS Disclaimer

Certain information on this website appears through the kind courtesy of the United States Geological Survey, which operates instruments in LIShore's area of interest and provides data from those instruments to LIShore. Timeliness of this data may be slightly delayed compared with data from LIShore sensors due to Internet traffic and the additional steps required to import data from external systems.

USGS makes the following statement regarding the data they provide:


NOTE: These data have not been reviewed or edited and may be subject to significant change. Data users are cautioned to consider carefully the provisional nature of the information before using it for decisions that concern personal or public safety or the conduct of business that involves substantial monetary or operational consequences.

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Data may be unchecked and preliminary, for further information read this disclaimer

Stony Brook logoLIShore is a project of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University in collaboration with the LIShore partners.

Tom Wilson (email: webmaster@lishore.org) welcomes your comments or questions regarding this web site.

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