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Comprehensive Ocean - Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) LMRF Arctic Subset, 1950 - 1995, Version 1

The Comprehensive Ocean - Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) Long Marine Reports Fixed-Length (LMRF) Arctic subset contains marine surface weather reports for regions north of 65 degrees N from ships, drifting ice stations, and buoys. The COADS LMRF Arctic subset contains data collected over the years 1950 to 1995 and includes the following parameters: air and sea temperature, cloudiness, humidity, and winds. The data are in the form of individual marine reports with a given latitude and longitude.

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  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature > AIR TEMPERATURE
  • Clouds > Cloud Height > CLOUD HEIGHT
  • Clouds > Cloud Amount/Frequency > Cloudiness
  • Clouds > Cloud Types > CLOUD TYPES
  • Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds > Horizontal Velocity
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor > HUMIDITY
  • Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
  • Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor > Surface Humidity
  • Atmospheric Pressure > Surface Pressure > SURFACE PRESSURE
  • Ocean Winds > Surface Winds > SURFACE WINDS
  • Ocean Waves > Swells > SWELLS
Data Format(s):
  • LMRF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: 65, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):Not specified
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies
Sensor(s):Not specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1950 to 31 December 1995
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Mark Serreze, Scott Woodruff, Steven Worley

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Serreze, M., compiler 1997. Comprehensive Ocean - Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) LMRF Arctic Subset, 1950 - 1995, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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