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FOSDIC Marine surface and upper air observations, 1854-1961

| DOI: 10.5065/YEYX-4A26

Marine surface and upper air observations recovered from microfilm copies of cards at NCDC. In the 1960s and 1970s, NCDC stored images of selected 80-character punched card decks on microfilm (16mm) using a device known as FOSDIC (Film Optical Sensing Device for Input to Computer). FOSDIC was also used to recall the images back to digital records.

Temporal Range:
1854 to 1961
Air Temperature Sea Level Pressure Sea Surface Temperature Surface Winds
Upper Level Winds
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Data Types:
Platform Observation
Data Contributors:
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Total Volume:
808.13 MB
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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