Marine Surface Data from the National Center for Environmental Prediction.

Marine surface data are segregated from Global Telecommunication System (GTS) data stream at the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). The GTS records have global distribution and are from ships, buoys, and other platforms at frequencies native to each respective observing system. The data include many parameters from complete ship surface meteorological observations (wind, atmospheric pressure and and temperature, cloudiness, sea surface temperature, etc.) to limited variables from drifting buoy observations (sea surface temperature and atmospheric pressure). Beginning in March 1997 these data have been collected and archived primarily to support the development of the International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS). Periodically, the GTS data are processed, quality assurance checked, combined with other data sources, and included in ICOADS.

These data may be suitable for some very specific studies, but it is generally recommended that ICOADS be used instead. The ICOADS observations [http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds540.0/] and ICOADS monthly summary statistics [http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds540.1/] are also available, as is much more information on the ICOADS project website [http://icoads.noaa.gov/]

To Access Resource:

Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

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

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1997-03
    End:  2022-03

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1997-03
Temporal Range End 2022-03
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat N/A
Bounding Box South Lat N/A
Bounding Box West Long N/A
Bounding Box East Long N/A
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links N/A
Additional Information N/A
Resource Format WMO_BUFR (Binary)
Standardized Resource Format Binary
Asset Size 24407 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 Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2002-07-03
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/54F4-J915
Alternate Identifier ds540.8
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category oceans
Progress onGoing
Metadata Date 2024-01-03T15:11:46-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds540.8
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce. (2002). Marine Surface Data from the National Center for Environmental Prediction.. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/54F4-J915. Accessed 25 May 2024.

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