International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) Release 2.5, Monthly Summaries

This dataset is superseded by ICOADS Release 3, Monthly Summary [https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds548.1/]

The International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) is a global ocean marine meteorological and surface ocean dataset. It is formed by merging many national and international data sources that contain measurements and visual observations from ships (merchant, navy, research), moored and drifting buoys, coastal stations, and other marine platforms. The coverage is global and sampling density varies depending on date and geographic position relative to shipping routes and ocean observing systems. The monthly summary time series are available at 2-degree (since 1800) and 1-degree (since 1960) spatial resolutions. Observations (22 observed and computed parameters) taken in each month for a give spatial latitude by longitude box are statistically summarized (e.g. mean, median, number of observations, etc) and NOT interpolated or analyzed to fill data voids.

All three U.S. ICOADS partners (NOAA/ESRL, NOAA/NCDC, NCAR) offer various data access and format options. To review all available options see the ICOADS website [http://icoads.noaa.gov/products.html].

IMPORTANT: The time period of data available is defined in two segments. * ICOADS Monthly Summary Release 2.5 covers 1800 through 2007 * All data following the Release 2.5 end date is based exclusively on real-time GTS data with minimal quality control. These data should be considered preliminary and will be subject to change in new Releases of ICOADS

To Access Resource:

Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

  • Zaihua Ji
    zji@ucar.edu
    UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1800-01
    End:  2022-03

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1800-01
Temporal Range End 2022-03
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90
Bounding Box South Lat -52
Bounding Box West Long -180
Bounding Box East Long 180
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Related Resource #1 : ICOADS Project Website

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format ASCII
Binary
Standardized Resource Format ASCII
Binary
Asset Size 11417 MB
Legal Constraints

Use of this dataset is subject to UCAR's Terms of Use, except that commercial use is generally not prohibited.


Access Constraints Registration on the RDA web site is a requirement for access to the data.
Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name Zaihua Ji
Resource Support Email zji@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
Metadata Contact Name N/A
Metadata Contact Email rdahelp@ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization NCAR Research Data Archive

Author National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Ocean Climate Laboratory, National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Met Office, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom
Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado
Deutscher Wetterdienst (German Meteorological Service), Germany
World Meteorological Organization, United Nations
Integrated Science Data Management, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University
Physical Sciences Laboratory, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
National Data Buoy Center, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
TRITON Office, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 1984-04-18
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D6CF9N3F
Alternate Identifier ds540.1
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category oceans
Progress onGoing
Metadata Date 2024-01-03T15:11:46-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds540.1
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, Ocean Climate Laboratory, National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, Met Office, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom, Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Deutscher Wetterdienst (German Meteorological Service), Germany, World Meteorological Organization, United Nations, Integrated Science Data Management, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University, Physical Sciences Laboratory, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Data Buoy Center, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, TRITON Office, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan. (1984). International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) Release 2.5, Monthly Summaries. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6CF9N3F. Accessed 21 May 2024.

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