Marine Surface Observations (DSI-1129)
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00242

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Summary
Abstract: Marine Surface Observations is digital data set DSI-1129, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This is meteorological data. In 1983-85, a joint project was undertaken to collect all available marine data sets of reasonable quality and combine them into one database. Members of the joint project included the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), Environmental Research Laboratory (ERL), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). The latter three agencies have produced several data files and statistical summaries for the period 1854-1979. The set of products is known as the Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (COADS). One of the COADS products is a unique set of marine observations in DSI-1129 format for 1970-79 and in a modified DSI-1129 format for 1854-1969. The modified format for pre-1970 data contains supplemental and additional data fields determined by data source. Data sources include several older punched card data sets. Data is organized in the ocean grid arrangement known as Marsden Squares. Data quality is variable through the data set. Data quality is determined by data source, as described in the DSI-1100 Reference Manual (for the DSI-11xx series of NCDC data sets). Known data problems have been corrected and most duplicate observations removed. Observations were taken by ships at sea as well as fixed and drifting buoys, and temporary weather stations on ice islands. The period of record of the current database includes the years 1854 through the present. Data received at the NCDC after 1982 are in DSI-1129 format regardless of data year. Users requesting marine data from the NCDC will receive DSI-1129 formatted data for 1970 through the present year. COADS data will be provided for 1970-79 unless the user specifies a different set. Pre-1970 data will be provided from the COADS set in modified DSI-1129 format. That format is the same as DSI-1129 for data positions 1-78 and 125-140. Data positions 79-124 and 141-148 contain supplemental data fields which are unique for each data source. Documentation for the pre-1970 marine data is available in the Marine Data Users Reference, 1854-1969. The International Maritime Meteorological Tape (IMMT) format was implemented by the WMO in 1982. This effects some parameters in the following list. Major parameters include: wind direction and speed visibility present and past weather codes second most significant past weather sea level pressure barometric tendency 3-hour barometric pressure change air, wet bulb, and dew point temperatures total cloud amount lowest clouds amount and height low, middle, and high cloud types significant cloud amount, type, and height precipitation amount precipitation accumulation time sea surface temperature wave and swell direction, period, and height second most significant swell direction type of ice accretion on ship ice thickness on ship sea ice type sea ice concentration (since 1982) sea ice effect on navigation (before 1982) sea ice development stage bearing of principal sea ice edge from ship (before 1982) sea ice of land origin type (since 1982) distance to sea ice edge from ship (before 1982) bearing of principal sea ice edge from ship (since 1982) orientation of sea ice edge (before 1982) ship situation in sea ice. A partial list of data sources follows: Pacific Marine Environmental Lab (PMEL) USSR Ice Island Observations Gulf Offshore Weather Observing Network (GOWON) Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center Tuna boats First GARP Global Experiment (FGGE) NOAA Data Buoy Center (NDBC) Global Telecommunications System (GTS) National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) Japan Australia World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Foreign Exchange Data Great Lakes manuscript US Merchant manuscript US Navy manuscript Ocean Station Vessel (OSV)

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition

Related URL
Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: View Source Metadata document from the Metadata Manager and Repository (NMMR).


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Marine Surface Observations (DSI-1129)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital data
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1854-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 3 hours


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >VISIBILITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >CYCLONES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >LIGHTNING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >TYPHOONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >PRESSURE TENDENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >FREEZING RAIN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SNOW    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE DEFORMATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EDGES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE FLOES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE TYPES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >LEADS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >PACK ICE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >POLYNYAS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE AGE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >SWELLS    [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 DEFORMATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EDGES    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE FLOES    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE TYPES    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >LEADS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >PACK ICE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >POLYNYAS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE AGE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
OCEANS


Platform
BUOYS    [Information]
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
ANEMOMETERS    [Information]
BAROMETERS    [Information]
DRIFTING BUOYS    [Information]
HYGROMETERS    [Information]
PSYCHROMETERS    [Information]
RAIN GAUGES    [Information]
TEMPERATURE SENSORS    [Information]
THERMOMETERS    [Information]
WET BULB THERMOMETERS    [Information]
WIND VANES    [Information]
CEILOMETERS    [Information]
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Project
COADS >Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Data Set    [Information]
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
GLOBAL OCEAN
GOSIC
G3OS/


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center


Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: ______DSI-1129 ____

Data Center Personnel
Name: NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA


Personnel
NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20

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