COADS 1-degree Standard

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Originator: NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center
Publication_Date: 19971201
Title: COADS 1-degree Standard
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Publication_Place: Boulder, CO
Publisher: NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center
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COADS Data Online at NOAA Climate Diagnostics Center CDC | CIRES | NCAR | NCDC The Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) is the most extensive collection of surface marine data available for the world ocean over the past two centuries. COADS is the result of a continuing cooperative project between NOAA and NCAR. Please refer to the COADS Website for more information about COADS, and associated metadata. NOAA's Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC) provides online access to monthly summary statistics for 2° latitude x 2° longitude boxes (and for 1°x1° boxes starting in 1960) selected from the full set of summary and observational products available at NCAR or NCDC. These online data are distributed in the netCDF format using metadata conventions developed at CDC. Among the conventions are the attributes scale_factor and add_offset, which are used to pack floating-point data into 16-bit integers (for more details, including information about small numerical biases in the resulting netCDF data, please see this webpage). The netCDF files can be downloaded by anonymous FTP or by following hyperlinks below. CDC can supply Fortran code and can suggest other software that can be used to display and analyze the COADS data. The netCDF 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 (sigma) limits, with the observations limited (as nearly as practical) to those from ships. In the "enhanced" products, in contrast, the data have been edited using broader 4.5 sigma limits to better represent extreme climate events, with observations from ships plus from other in situ marine platform types (e.g., drifting and moored buoys). For data starting in 1960, the netCDF files are further subdivided by gridbox size (2°x2° or 1°x1° boxes) and spatial domain, with the 1°x1° summaries available in global and equatorial formats. The equatorial products cover the latitude band 10.5°N to 10.5°S, and are global with respect to longitude. In contrast to the global 1°x1° boxes, the equatorial 1°x1°boxes are shifted half a degree in latitude (only) in comparison to the global domain, such that the center-latitude of the central row of boxes is the equator (e.g., 0-1°E, 0.5°S-0.5°N). Both the global and equatorial formats have a standard and enhanced product. Please note: If you acquire COADS data products from CDC, we ask that you acknowledge us in your use of the data. This may be done by including text such as COADS data provided by the NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center, Boulder, Colorado, USA, from their Web site at "http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/" in any documents or publications using these data. We would also appreciate receiving a copy of the relevant publications. This will help CDC to justify keeping COADS products freely available online in the future. Thank you! The following pages provide access to the data by box size, and selections within these pages provide access to the further subdivisions of data by spatial domain and product type (as applicable): COADS 2°x2° products (1800-1997)  (Including a correction.) Scientific research.
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Beginning_Date: 19600101
Ending_Date: 19971201
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: 89.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.5
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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 TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE > SEA AIR TEMPERATURE DIFFERENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY > SATURATION SPECIFIC 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 > SCALAR WIND
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > SCALAR WIND CUBED
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > U WIND
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > U WIND PSEUDOSTRESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > V WIND
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > V WIND PSEUDOSTRESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ATMOSPHERIC HEATING > LATENT HEAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ATMOSPHERIC HEATING > LATENT HEAT TRANSPORT EASTWARD
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ATMOSPHERIC HEATING > LATENT HEAT TRANSPORT NORTHWARD
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ATMOSPHERIC HEATING > MERIDIONAL LATENT HEAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ATMOSPHERIC HEATING > SENSIBLE HEAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ATMOSPHERIC HEATING > SENSIBLE HEAT TRANSPORT EASTWARD
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ATMOSPHERIC HEATING > SENSIBLE HEAT TRANSPORT NORTHWARD
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ATMOSPHERIC HEATING > ZONAL LATENT HEAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: COADS > COMPREHENSIVE OCEAN ATMOSPHERE DATA SET
Theme_Keyword: Coads 1-degree Standard [pol 89.50 -89.50 180 -180]
Theme_Keyword: Air Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Cloudiness
Theme_Keyword: Latent Heat Parameter
Theme_Keyword: Latent Heat Trans Eastward Param
Theme_Keyword: Latent Heat Trans Northward Param
Theme_Keyword: Meridional Latent Heat Parameter
Theme_Keyword: Relative Humidity
Theme_Keyword: Sat Sp Hum At Sst Minus Sp Hum
Theme_Keyword: Scalar Wind
Theme_Keyword: Scalar Wind Cubed
Theme_Keyword: Sea Level Pressure
Theme_Keyword: Sea Surface Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Sea-air Temperature Difference
Theme_Keyword: Sensible Heat Parameter
Theme_Keyword: Sensible Heat Trans Eastward Param
Theme_Keyword: Sensible Heat Trans Northward Param
Theme_Keyword: Specific Humidity
Theme_Keyword: U-wind
Theme_Keyword: U-wind Pseudostress
Theme_Keyword: V-wind
Theme_Keyword: V-wind Pseudostress
Theme_Keyword: Zonal Latent Heat Parameter
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Access_Constraints: None.
Use_Constraints:
None. Acknowledgement of CDC would appreciated in products derived from these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ESRL/PSD DATA INQUIRIES
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: esrl.psd.data@noaa.gov
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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
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: esrl.psd.data@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: CDC008
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
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Digital_Form:
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http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/psd1/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/data/gridded/data.coads.1d...
Access_Instructions:
Obtain data set by HTTP.
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ftp://ftp.cdc.noaa.gov/Datasets/coads/1degree/glob...
Access_Instructions:
Obtain data set by FTP.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20011227
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090619
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ESRL/PSD DATA INQUIRIES
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: esrl.psd.data@noaa.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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