Climatic Atlas of the Outer Continental Shelf Waters and Coastal Regions of Alaska
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Summary
Abstract: Climatic Atlas of the Outer Continental Shelf Waters and Coastal Regions of Alaska is a climatology atlas, available from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). These atlases update the knowledge of the climatological conditions for the Alaskan marine and near coastal zone. They contain means, extremes, and percent frequency of occurrence of threshold values for these elements: wind, visibility, present weather, sea level pressure, air and sea surface temperature, clouds, waves, and such supplemental information as storm surges, tides, sea ice, cyclone tracks, surface currents, bathymetry, detailed weather, and aviation weather. Data are presented primarily at a monthly resolution in the form of graphs and isopleth analysis. Data is comprised of 4.5 million surface marine observations and 8.5 million observations from 66 coastal and island stations. The 1988 atlas is softcover and is approximately 11.5 by 11.5 inches in dimension and approximately 600 pages. All three volumes are available for purchase online. They consists of Vol. I Gulf of Alaska 1988, Vol. II Bering Sea 1988, Vol III Chukchi-Beaufort Sea 1988, Vol. I Gulf of Alaska 1977, Vol II Bering Sea 1977, Vol. III Chukchi-Beaufort Sea 1977.

Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 80.0 S: 50.0  E: -130.0  W: 165.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Climatic Atlas of the Outer Continental Shelf Waters and Coastal Regions of Alaska
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: atlas
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1899-01-01
Stop Date: 1985-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > CHUKCHI SEA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > GULF OF ALASKA


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Monthly


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >VISIBILITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >CYCLONES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >TYPHOONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >PRESSURE ANOMALIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >PRESSURE TENDENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >PRECIPITABLE WATER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD CEILING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EDGES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >STORM SURGE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE PERIOD    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EDGES    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >STORM SURGE    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >TIDAL CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION


Platform
COASTAL STATIONS    [Information]
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
ANEMOMETERS    [Information]
BAROMETERS    [Information]
BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS    [Information]
HYGROMETERS    [Information]
RAIN GAUGES    [Information]
TEMPERATURE SENSORS    [Information]
THERMOMETERS    [Information]
TIDE GAUGES    [Information]
WAVE HEIGHT GAUGES    [Information]
WET BULB THERMOMETERS    [Information]
WIND VANES    [Information]
CEILOMETERS    [Information]
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Quality
ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown

COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.

LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP:
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Unknown
PROCESS DATE: Unknown


Access Constraints
ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA 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. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
GULF OF ALASKA
BERING SEA
CHUKCHI SEA
BEAUFORT SEA
GOSIC
G3OS/


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
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City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
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Personnel
NCDC METADATA SERVICES
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Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
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City: Asheville
Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21

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