Entry_ID: NSIDC-0057
Entry_Title: Comprehensive Ocean - Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) LMRF Arctic Subset
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Mark
   Middle_Name: C.
   Last_Name: Serreze
   Email: serreze@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Scott
   Middle_Name: D.
   Last_Name: Woodruff
   Email: sdw@cdc.noaa.gov
   Phone: 1 303 497-6747 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Climate Diagnostics Center
      Address: NOAA/ERL (R/E/CD1)
      Address: 325 Broadway
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80303-3328
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Steven
   Middle_Name: J.
   Last_Name: Worley
   Email: worley@ucar.edu
   Phone: 1 303 497-1248 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Data Support Section
      Address: National Center for Atmospheric Research
      Address: P.O. Box 3000
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80307
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Level Pressure
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Pressure
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Water Vapor
   Detailed_Variable: Humidity
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Water Vapor
   Detailed_Variable: Surface Humidity
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
   Detailed_Variable: Horizontal Velocity
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Clouds
   Variable_Level_1: Cloud Amount/Frequency
   Detailed_Variable: Cloudiness
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Clouds
   Variable_Level_1: Cloud Height
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Clouds
   Variable_Level_1: Cloud Types
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Surface Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Waves
   Variable_Level_1: Swells
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Waves
   Variable_Level_1: Wave Frequency
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Waves
   Variable_Level_1: Wave Height
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Waves
   Variable_Level_1: Wave Length
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Waves
   Variable_Level_1: Wave Period
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Waves
   Variable_Level_1: Wave Speed/Direction
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Waves
   Variable_Level_1: Wave Types
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Waves
   Variable_Level_1: Wind Waves
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
ISO_Topic_Category: Oceans
Keyword: Air Temperature
Keyword: Arctic
Keyword: Atmospheric Pressure
Keyword: Climatology
Keyword: Cloud Amount
Keyword: Cloud Cover
Keyword: Cloud Height
Keyword: Cloudiness
Keyword: Cloud Types
Keyword: COADS
Keyword: Horizontal Velocity
Keyword: Humidity
Keyword: Ice Accretion
Keyword: Ice Thickness
Keyword: IDN_NODE GSFC/NOAA/OAR/ERL/CDC
Keyword: Latent Heat
Keyword: Low Cloud Type
Keyword: LOWER CLOUD AMOUNT
Keyword: Marine
Keyword: MERIDIONAL WINDS
Keyword: Past Weather
Keyword: Physical Oceanography
Keyword: Present Weather
Keyword: Research Vessels
Keyword: Sea Ice
Keyword: Sea Surface Temperature
Keyword: Ships Of Opportunity
Keyword: Surface
Keyword: Surface Humidity
Keyword: Surface Pressure
Keyword: Surface Winds
Keyword: Swell Direction
Keyword: Swell Height
Keyword: Swell Period
Keyword: Total Cloud Amount
Keyword: UWIND
Keyword: Visibility
Keyword: VWIND
Keyword: Wave Direction
Keyword: Wave Height
Keyword: Wave Length
Keyword: Wave Period
Keyword: Wave Winds
Keyword: Wind Direction
Keyword: Wind Speed
Keyword: Zonal Winds
Sensor_Name: BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS
Sensor_Name: XBT > Expendable Bathythermographs
Source_Name: BUOYS
Source_Name: SHIPS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1950-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1995-12-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 65
   Northernmost_Latitude: 90
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: ARCTIC
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: VERTICAL LOCATION
   Location_Type: SEA SURFACE
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Project: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System
Project: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners Program
Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: UCAR/NCAR/CGD/OCE
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NOAA @ NSIDC > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NOAA
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 632 MB
   Distribution_Format: LMRF
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Group: 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.

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IDN_Node: USA/NASA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2006-01-20
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-25
DIF_Revision_History:  Fixed data access link.