Comprehensive Ocean - Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) LMRF Arctic SubsetEntry ID: NSIDC-0057
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.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Comprehensive Ocean - Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) LMRF Arctic Subset
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0057.html
Start Date: 1950-01-01Stop Date: 1995-12-31
Horizontal Resolution Range: 30 meters - < 100 meters
Temporal Resolution: 5 days
Access Constraints All images are fully cost free when requested (via Internet). These images are (by default) sent via FTP to the users for downloading. It can rather be recorded on a CD media and mailed to the user, what implies costs (media plus mailing) driving the user to register at the Users Assistance Service (ATUS) for tax payment and shipment procedures.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-08-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-10-19