International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) Release 3, Individual Observations

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 and near-surface ocean platforms. Each marine report contains individual observations of meteorological and oceanographic variables, such as sea surface and air temperatures, wind, pressure, humidity, and cloudiness. The coverage is global and sampling density varies depending on date and geographic position relative to shipping routes and ocean observing systems.

The latest Release 3.0 (R3.0) of ICOADS covers 1662-2014, and is coupled with improved "preliminary" monthly data and product extensions past 2014. R3.0 includes changes designed to enable more effective exchange of information describing data quality between ICOADS, reanalysis centers, data set developers, scientists and the public. These user-driven innovations include the assignment of a unique identifier (UID) to each marine report, to enable tracing of observations, linking with reports and improved data sharing. Other revisions and extensions of the International Maritime Meteorological Archive (IMMA) common data format incorporate new near-surface oceanographic data elements and cloud parameters. Many new input data and metadata sources have been assembled, and updates and improvements to existing data sources, or removal of erroneous data, made.

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Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

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

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2019-02-01
    End:  2019-05-31

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2019-02-01
Temporal Range End 2019-05-31
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90
Bounding Box South Lat -79.9
Bounding Box West Long -180
Bounding Box East Long 180
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Related Resource #1 : Other access options from ICOADS partners

Additional Information N/A
Asset Size 195047 MB
Legal Constraints

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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 Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Washington
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
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado
Deutscher Wetterdienst (German Meteorological Service), Germany
National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University
Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2016-05-09
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D6ZS2TR3
Alternate Identifier ds548.0
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category oceans
Progress onGoing
Metadata Date 2019-06-07T06:05:02-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds548.0
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Washington, 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, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Deutscher Wetterdienst (German Meteorological Service), Germany, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University, Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce. (2016). International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) Release 3, Individual Observations. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6ZS2TR3. Accessed 20 June 2019.

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