Atlas of Surface Marine Data 1994 on CD-ROM

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Originator: NOAA/NESDIS/NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA CENTER
Publication_Date: 1995/07
Title: Atlas of Surface Marine Data 1994 on CD-ROM
Edition: 1
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Online_Linkage: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov
Description:
Abstract:
This set of 9 CD-ROMs contains raw and objectively analyzed fields of surface marine anomalies of fluxes of heat, momentum, and fresh water along with other parameters of interest. Revised monthly mean fields are derived from individual observations in the Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (COADS Release 1 and an interim release for the 1980s) from January 1945 to December 1993, and are analyzed on a 1-degree by 1-degree global grid. Corrections have been made to reduce wind speed bias associated with an erroneous Beaufort equivalent scale, to quality control night-time fractional cloud cover observations according to the brightness of the sky, to consider weather-associated "sky obscured" cloudiness observations as valid observations of 100% cloud cover, and to correct for erroneously missing "clear" present weather observations after 1981. The data are in the Unidata NetCDF format. Access subroutines in FORTRAN are included on the CD-ROMs for those unfamiliar with NetCDF. NOTE: Advanced programming skills are strongly recommended for users of this data product. NOAAServer Codes: [OL 90 -80 180 -180] ; nodateline obtain The Atlas of Surface Marine Data is divided into five volumes. Volume 1 contains in depth documentation of the data set, including all parameterizations, calculations, analysis methods and bias corrections. Volumes 2 through 5 contain graphical representations of the data, including seasonal contour plots of climatology, standard deviation, and anomalies of the analyzed quantities. The data files associated with the Atlas are available on CD-ROM and Exabyte tape. Both analyzed and unanalyzed parameters are available. The parameters include: Directly Observed Quantities ---------------------------- fractional cloudiness (%) specific humidity sea level air temperature sea level air pressure sea surface temperature zonal wind meridional wind wind speed Heat and Momentum Flux Quantities --------------------------------- short wave cloudiness sensitivity parameter long wave Chi sensitivity parameter long wave vapor pressure sensitivity parameter ocean friction velocity cubed latent heat flux net long wave radiation constrained net heat flux sensible heat flux net short wave radiation zonal wind stress meridional stress Fresh Water Flux Quantities --------------------------- constrained buoyancy flux minus precipitation constrained evaporation minus precipitation evaporation rate precipitation rate zonal moisture flux meridional moisture flux Miscellaneous Derived Quantities -------------------------------- sea level air density qsea minus q sea level saturation specific humidity relative humidity sea minus air temperature zonal heat flux meridional heat flux vapor pressure virtual temperature Additional Quantities -------------------- ice masks monthly salinity More information about the data, as well as ordering information, can be found on the NODC WWW home page: "http://www.nodc.noaa.gov" [This summary was condensed from NOAA/NESDIS Earth System Monitor Vol. 6, No. 2, December 1995.] ("http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/ASMD94/pr_asmd.html")
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REFERENCE: da Silva, A.M., C.C. Young and S. Levitus, 1994a: Atlas of Surface Marine Data 1994, Volume 1: Algorithms and Procedures. NOAA Atlas NESDIS 6. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, NESDIS. da Silva, A.M., C.C. Young and S. Levitus, 1994b: Atlas of Surface Marine Data 1994, Volume 2: Anomalies of Directly Observed Quantities. NOAA Atlas NESDIS 7. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, NESDIS. da Silva, A.M., C.C. Young and S. Levitus, 1994c: Atlas of Surface Marine Data 1994, Volume 3: Anomalies of Heat and Momentum Fluxes. NOAA Atlas NESDIS 8. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, NESDIS. da Silva, A.M., C.C. Young and S. Levitus, 1994d: Atlas of Surface Marine Data 1994, Volume 4: Anomalies of Fresh Water Fluxes. NOAA Atlas NESDIS 9. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, NESDIS. da Silva, A.M., C.C. Young and S. Levitus, 1994e: Atlas of Surface Marine Data 1994, Volume 5: Anomalies of Miscellaneous Derived Quantities. NOAA Atlas NESDIS 10. U.S. Department of Commerce,NOAA, NESDIS.
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Beginning_Date: 19450101
Ending_Date: 19931231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > EVAPORATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND STRESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > HEAT FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > LONGWAVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > EVAPORATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > HEAT FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > WIND STRESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Theme_Keyword: BUOYS
Theme_Keyword: OCEAN WEATHER STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS
Theme_Keyword: COADS > COMPREHENSIVE OCEAN ATMOSPHERE DATA SET
Theme_Keyword: DODS > DISTRIBUTED OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: OPENDAP > OPEN-SOURCE PROJECT FOR A NETWORK DATA ACCESS PROTOCOL
Theme_Keyword: Atmospheric Forcing
Theme_Keyword: Ocean Climatology
Theme_Keyword: Physical Oceanography
Theme_Keyword: Tems
Theme_Keyword: Gtos
Theme_Keyword: G3os
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the resource from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ARLINDO M. DA SILVA
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SYDNEY LEVITUS
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CHRISTINE C. YOUNG
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Cod 610.1
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Geosciences
Address: P.O. Box 413
Address: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
City: Milwaukee
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53201
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: arlindo.m.dasilva@nasa.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sydney.levitus@goaa.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ccy@climate.geo.uwm.edu
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Latitude_Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude_Resolution: 1 degree
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/OCL > Ocean Climate Laboratory, National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: NODC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Oceanographic Data Center
Address: User Services Branch
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC1
Address: SSMC3, 4th Floor
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3277
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: NODC.Services@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: NOAA_ATLAS_SURFACE_MARINE_DATA
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: netCDF
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://ingrid.ldgo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.DASILVA/
Access_Instructions:
Surface Marine Data 1994 from LDEO Climate Data Library
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http://ingrid.ldgo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.DASILVA/d...
Access_Instructions:
Surface Marine Data 1994 from LDEO Climate Data Library
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ferret.noaa.gov/nvods?dset=by+Dataset+N...
Access_Instructions:
NVODS Live Access to Surface Marine Data 1994
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://ols.nndc.noaa.gov/plolstore/plsql/olstore.p...
Access_Instructions:
NODC CD-ROM order page
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ferret.noaa.gov/LAS_docFiles/surface_ma...
Access_Instructions:
Surface Marine SST information.
Fees: Varies
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120223
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MELANIE F. MEAUX
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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