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

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0057

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Serreze, M., compiler
Publication Date: 20060120
Title: Comprehensive Ocean - Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) LMRF Arctic Subset
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0057.html

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Serreze, M., compiler
Publication Date: 20060120
Title: Comprehensive Ocean - Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) LMRF Arctic Subset
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0057_coads.gd.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19500101
Ending Date: 19951231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 90°
South Bounding Coordinate: 65°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Sea Level Pressure
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Surface Pressure
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Water Vapor Humidity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Water Vapor Surface Humidity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds Horizontal Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Clouds Cloud Amount/Frequency Cloudiness
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Clouds Cloud Height
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Clouds Cloud Types
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Ocean Temperature Sea Surface Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Ocean Waves Swells
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Ocean Waves Wave Frequency
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Ocean Waves Wave Height
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Ocean Waves Wave Length
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Ocean Waves Wave Period
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Ocean Waves Wave Speed/Direction
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Ocean Waves Wave Types
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Ocean Waves Wind Waves
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Ocean Winds Surface Winds

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System
Theme Keyword: ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS
Theme Keyword: XBT Expendable Bathythermographs

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: BUOYS
Theme Keyword: SHIPS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Theme Keyword: oceans

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: Arctic
Theme Keyword: Atmospheric Pressure
Theme Keyword: Climatology
Theme Keyword: Cloud Amount
Theme Keyword: Cloud Cover
Theme Keyword: Cloud Height
Theme Keyword: Cloudiness
Theme Keyword: Cloud Types
Theme Keyword: COADS
Theme Keyword: Horizontal Velocity
Theme Keyword: Humidity
Theme Keyword: Ice Accretion
Theme Keyword: Ice Thickness
Theme Keyword: IDN_NODE GSFC/NOAA/OAR/ERL/CDC
Theme Keyword: Latent Heat
Theme Keyword: Low Cloud Type
Theme Keyword: LOWER CLOUD AMOUNT
Theme Keyword: Marine
Theme Keyword: MERIDIONAL WINDS
Theme Keyword: Past Weather
Theme Keyword: Physical Oceanography
Theme Keyword: Present Weather
Theme Keyword: Research Vessels
Theme Keyword: Sea Ice
Theme Keyword: Sea Surface Temperature
Theme Keyword: Ships Of Opportunity
Theme Keyword: Surface
Theme Keyword: Surface Humidity
Theme Keyword: Surface Pressure
Theme Keyword: Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: Swell Direction
Theme Keyword: Swell Height
Theme Keyword: Swell Period
Theme Keyword: Total Cloud Amount
Theme Keyword: UWIND
Theme Keyword: Visibility
Theme Keyword: VWIND
Theme Keyword: Wave Direction
Theme Keyword: Wave Height
Theme Keyword: Wave Length
Theme Keyword: Wave Period
Theme Keyword: Wave Winds
Theme Keyword: Wind Direction
Theme Keyword: Wind Speed
Theme Keyword: Zonal Winds

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Arctic
Place Keyword: Vertical Location Sea Surface

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

NSIDC-0057

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: LMRF

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20130325

Metadata Review Date:

20130325

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

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