Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Data Set; Release 1

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Slutz, R.J., S.J. Lubker, J.D. Hiscox, S.D. Woodruff, R.L. Jenne, D.H. Joseph, P.M. Steurer, and J.D. Elms
Publication_Date: 1985
Title: Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Data Set; Release 1
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name: NTIS PB86-105723
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder, CO
Publisher: NOAA ERL, Climate Research Program
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/coads
Description:
Abstract:
The Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) is the most extensive and widely used set of surface marine data currently available for the world ocean back to 1854, the year marking the beginning of an internationally organized system for recording shipboard meteorological observations. COADS is the result of a continuing cooperative project between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-specifically its Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL), National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES, conducted jointly with the University of Colorado)-and the National Science Foundation's National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The NOAA portion of COADS is currently supported by the NOAA Climate and Global Change Program and the NOAA Environmental Services Data and Information Management (ESDIM) Program. The COADS netCDF files are grouped according to the time period and spatial domain covered, and the gridbox size. For data starting in 1950, the files are subdivided into "standard" and "enhanced" products, which reflect the "trimming" (quality control) procedure used and the data mixture. In the standard products, the data have been edited using climatological 3.5 standard-deviation limits, with the observations limited (as nearly as practical) to those from ships. In the "enhanced" products, the data have been edited using broader 4.5 sigma limits to better represent extreme climate events, with observations from ships and other in situ marine platforms. The 1-degree data are available starting in 1960 in global and equatorial formats. The equatorial products cover the latitude band 10.5N to 10.5S. Both global and equatorial formats have a standard and enhanced product. The COADS 1-Degree data is available from: "http://web1.cdc.noaa.gov/cdc/data.coads.1deg.html" and "ftp://ftp.cdc.noaa.gov/Datasets/coads/1degree/" Further information and documentation is available from the COADS web site at: "http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/coads/"
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Slutz, R. J., S.J. Lubker, J.D. Hiscox, S.D. Woodruff, R.L. Jenne, P.M. Steurer, and J. D. Elms, 1985: 'Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set; Release 1', Climate Research Program, Boulder, Colorado. "http://web1.cdc.noaa.gov/coads/Release_1/coads.html" For other references, see: "http://web1.cdc.noaa.gov/coads/publications.html"
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19600101
Ending_Date: 19971231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
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 > AIR QUALITY > VISIBILITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > STORMS > PRESENT WEATHER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY > SPECIFIC HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
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 > TOTAL CLOUD AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD TYPES > LOWER CLOUD TYPE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > HEAT FLUX > LATENT HEAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > HEAT FLUX > SENSIBLE HEAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION > WAVE DIRECTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > WIND STRESS
Theme_Keyword: BUOYS
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS
Theme_Keyword: XBT > EXPENDABLE BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS
Theme_Keyword: COADS > COMPREHENSIVE OCEAN ATMOSPHERE DATA SET
Theme_Keyword: GCOS > GLOBAL CLIMATE OBSERVING SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: Air-sea Interaction
Theme_Keyword: Climatology
Theme_Keyword: Coads
Theme_Keyword: Grid Data
Theme_Keyword: Marine
Theme_Keyword: Monthly Data
Theme_Keyword: Physical Oceanography
Theme_Keyword: Sea Surface Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Statistics
Theme_Keyword: Wind Stress
Theme_Keyword: Idn=g3os/gcos
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT D. WOODRUFF
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Climate Diagnostics Center
Address: NOAA/ERL (R/E/CD1)
Address: 325 Broadway
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80303-3328
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303-497-6747
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sdw@cdc.noaa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 1 deg
Longitude_Resolution: 1 deg
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/OAR/ESRL/PSD/CAB > Climate Analysis Branch, Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: ESRL/PSD DATA INQUIRIES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: esrl.psd.data@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: COADS-1degree
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.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/psd1/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/data/gridded/data.coads.1d...
Access_Instructions:
COADS 1-degree global enhanced products
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/data/gridded/data.coads.1d...
Access_Instructions:
COADS 1-degree global standard products
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/data/gridded/data.coads.1d...
Access_Instructions:
COADS 1-degree equatorial enhanced products
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/data/gridded/data.coads.1d...
Access_Instructions:
COADS 1-degree equatorial standard products
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://ftp.cdc.noaa.gov/Datasets/coads/2degree/
Access_Instructions:
COADS 2 degree enhanced and standard products 1950-1997
Fees: None From Noaa/cdc
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090616
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.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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