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Comprehensive Ocean - Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) LMRF Arctic Subset

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0057

Summary

The Comprehensive Ocean - Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) LMRF Arctic subset contains marine surface weather reports for the region north of 65 degrees N from ships, drifting ice stations, and buoys. COADS is the result of an ongoing project to assemble and reduce machine-readable portions of the available historical ocean-atmosphere record into a regular, compact, easy-to-use database. The COADS LMRF Arctic subset contains data collected over the years 1950 to 1995. The following parameters are included in this data set: air and sea temperature, cloudiness, humidity, and winds. The scientists assembling COADS have attempted to integrate all available digitized, directly sensed surface-marine data sets that would contribute information of reasonable quality. Most of the early data were gathered by ships-of-opportunity. More recent data also come from fixed research vessels, buoys, and other observing devices. Data archived at NSIDC is for the region North of 65 degrees N. for the years 1950-1995. Updates will be made available as they are received at NSIDC. The COADS LMRF Arctic subset consists of 46 data files (one for each year) which are in LMRF (Long Marine Report Fixed-Length, packed binary format), and has a total volume of approximately 201 MB UNIX compressed, and 632 MB uncompressed. The data are in the form of individual marine reports with a given latitude and longitude. A UNIX-based Fortran program is distributed with the data files.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 90°     S: 65°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Serreze, M., compiler
Dataset Title: Comprehensive Ocean - Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) LMRF Arctic Subset
Dataset Release Date: 2006-01-20
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0057.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1950-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31

Location Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION ARCTIC
  • VERTICAL LOCATION SEA SURFACE

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Sea Level Pressure
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Surface Pressure
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Water Vapor Humidity
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Water Vapor Surface Humidity
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds Horizontal Velocity
  • Atmosphere Clouds Cloud Amount/Frequency Cloudiness
  • Atmosphere Clouds Cloud Height
  • Atmosphere Clouds Cloud Types
  • Oceans Ocean Temperature Sea Surface Temperature
  • Oceans Ocean Waves Swells
  • Oceans Ocean Waves Wave Frequency
  • Oceans Ocean Waves Wave Height
  • Oceans Ocean Waves Wave Length
  • Oceans Ocean Waves Wave Period
  • Oceans Ocean Waves Wave Speed/Direction
  • Oceans Ocean Waves Wave Types
  • Oceans Ocean Waves Wind Waves
  • Oceans Ocean Winds Surface Winds

Ancillary Keywords

  • Air Temperature
  • Arctic
  • Atmospheric Pressure
  • Climatology
  • Cloud Amount
  • Cloud Cover
  • Cloud Height
  • Cloudiness
  • Cloud Types
  • COADS
  • Horizontal Velocity
  • Humidity
  • Ice Accretion
  • Ice Thickness
  • IDN_NODE GSFC/NOAA/OAR/ERL/CDC
  • Latent Heat
  • Low Cloud Type
  • LOWER CLOUD AMOUNT
  • Marine
  • MERIDIONAL WINDS
  • Past Weather
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Present Weather
  • Research Vessels
  • Sea Ice
  • Sea Surface Temperature
  • Ships Of Opportunity
  • Surface
  • Surface Humidity
  • Surface Pressure
  • Surface Winds
  • Swell Direction
  • Swell Height
  • Swell Period
  • Total Cloud Amount
  • UWIND
  • Visibility
  • VWIND
  • Wave Direction
  • Wave Height
  • Wave Length
  • Wave Period
  • Wave Winds
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Speed
  • Zonal Winds

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Oceans

Platform

  • BUOYS
  • SHIPS

Instrument

  • BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS
  • XBT Expendable Bathythermographs

Project

  • EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System
  • ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

UCAR/NCAR/CGD/OCE

Data Center

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Data Center Personnel

Name: NOAA User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 632 MB
Distribution Format: LMRF

Personnel

Mark C. Serreze
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: serreze@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449

Scott D. Woodruff
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 303 497-6747
Email: sdw@cdc.noaa.gov
Contact Address:

  • Climate Diagnostics Center
  • NOAA/ERL (R/E/CD1)
  • 325 Broadway

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303-3328

Steven J. Worley
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 303 497-1248
Email: worley@ucar.edu
Contact Address:

  • Data Support Section
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • P.O. Box 3000

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2006-01-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-25

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FGDC HTML

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ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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