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International Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS)

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Originator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publication_Date: 200905
Title: International Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS)
Edition: Release 2.5 (includes preliminary data)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tableDigital
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International Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) consists of digital data set DSI-1173, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). ICOADS is the world's largest collection of marine surface in situ observations with 185+ million records for 1784 through the present. ICOADS is developed and maintained as a cooperative effort between NSF's National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): specifically its Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC), in conjunction with the Cooperative Institute for Research Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado, and its National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).ICOADS is a collection of global marine surface observations from 1784-present. The data is originally from Surface Marine Observations, DSI-1129, (C00242). This data set is in the process of being archived; the earliest years are not yet available. NCDC plans to eventually make the entire data set available. The coverage is global and sampling density varies depending on date and position relative to major ocean shipping routes. ICOADS data are made available through observations that are taken primarily from ships (merchant, ocean research, fishing, navy, etc.) and moored and drifting buoys. Each report contains individual observations of meteorological and oceanographic variables, such as sea surface and air temperatures, winds, pressure, humidity, wet bulb, dew point, ocean waves and cloudiness.Also available from NCDC, but separate from DSI-1173, are monthly statistics of observations. The monthly time series are available from 119 ships or buoys dating back to November, 2001. After the observations are summarized the data are not interpolated or analyzed to fill data voids. The spatial coverage varies depending on the date and position relative to major ocean shipping routes. A monthly summary for an area box includes ten statistics (e.g. mean, median, standard deviation, etc.) for 22 observed and computed variables (e.g. sea surface and air temperature, wind, pressure, humidity, cloudiness, etc.). Monthly data is available in an ASCII table format. Historical marine data are comprised of ship, buoy, and platform observations from 1662-present. Data values are delayed by one month. In addition to location, ship identification, ship speed, and ship direction, weather elements observed include: wind direction and speed, visibility, present and past weather, sea level pressure, dry bulb, wet bulb, and dew point temperatures, sea surface temperature, cloud data, wave data, and ice accretion.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 16620101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
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: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > VISIBILITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > PRESSURE TENDENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD TYPES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE PERIOD
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SWELLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE EDGES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > LIQUID PRECIPITATION > RAIN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SOLID PRECIPITATION > ICE PELLETS > SLEET
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SOLID PRECIPITATION > SNOW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SOLID PRECIPITATION > HAIL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD CEILING
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Air Quality > Visibility
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Amount/frequency
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Ceiling
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Pressure Tendency
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Dew Point Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Types
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Speed/direction
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Period
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Height
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Swells
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Height
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Edges
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Sleet
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Snow
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Hail
Theme_Keyword: Ocean
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Region > Global Ocean
Theme_Keyword: Vertical Location > Troposphere
Theme_Keyword: Vertical Location > Stratosphere
Theme_Keyword: Vertical Location > Sea Surface
Theme_Keyword: Doc/noaa/nesdis/ncdc > National Climatic Data Center, Nesdis, Noaa, U.s. Department Of Commerce
Theme_Keyword: Doc/noaa/nesdis/ncei > National Centers For Environmental Information, Nesdis, Noaa, U.s. Department Of Commerce
Theme_Keyword: NULL
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > STRATOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Cite this dataset when used as a source. NCEI 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. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT BRANCH DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 151 Patton Avenue
Address: Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 828-271-4800
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 828-271-4876
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncdc.orders@noaa.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C00606_ICOADS.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
ICOADS Logo
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT BRANCH DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 151 Patton Avenue
Address: Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 828-271-4800
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 828-271-4876
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncdc.orders@noaa.gov
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT BRANCH DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 151 Patton Avenue
Address: Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 828-271-4800
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 828-271-4876
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncdc.orders@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00606
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: CSV
Format_Name: PDF
Format_Name: fixed-length ASCII text
Format_Name: IMMA
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
https://ncei.noaa.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/marine.html
Access_Instructions:
ICOADS Dataset Homepage Informational resources for the ICOADS dataset.
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Computer_Contact_Information:
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Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/icoads2.5/
Access_Instructions:
NCEI FTP Server. Dataset files available for download via FTP.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
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http://www7.ncdc.noaa.gov/CDO/CDOMarineSelect.jsp
Access_Instructions:
NCEI Climate Data Online Data Search. Search for the dataset via a text-based interface.
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/datatools/marine
Access_Instructions:
Beta NCEI Climate Data Online Data Search. Beta Search Tool for searching marine data.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/map/viewer/#app=cdo&cfg=m...
Access_Instructions:
NCEI Climate Data Online Map Server. Dynamic GIS mapping application to locate stations and data for selected layers.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/cdo/documentati...
Access_Instructions:
NCEI Marine Data Documentation. Documentation of the dataset including a data description, format layout and definitions.
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Online_Option:
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/cdo/samples/Mar...
Access_Instructions:
ICOADS CSV Sample. This sample data file shows how the data are formatted in CSV and is for example purposes only.
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/cdo/samples/Mar...
Access_Instructions:
ICOADS PDF Sample. This sample data file shows how the data are formatted in PDF and is for example purposes only
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/cdo/samples/Mar...
Access_Instructions:
ICOADS ASCII Text Sample. This sample data file shows how the data are formatted in ASCII and is for example purposes only.
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http://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/geoportal/catalog/search/...
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View Source Metadata
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20160122
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160202
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: HEATHER BROWN
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: USA
Country: 28801-5001
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (828) 271-4800
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (828) 271-4876
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncdc.metadata@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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