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ICOADS Input Data Sources

| DOI: 10.5065/549Q-3G69

This dataset contains auxiliary, preliminary, and other datasets that are in preparation to be included in a future ICOADS release. Data are provided either in IMMA1 or native (non-IMMA1) format. It also contains datasets in IMMA1 and non-IMMA1 formats that have transitioned into ICOADS. This dataset was created in 2018 in conjunction with the completion of Release 3.0 and efforts going forward - it is not a complete collection of inputs for ICOADS beginning with Release 1. The purpose of this dataset is to provide a common archive point for data exchange with ICOADS researchers and track the provenance as input data sources are added to official releases. These sources are not recommended for general public use. If source data are archived in a different independent RDA dataset, those data are not duplicated in this dataset, but will be referenced with a "Related RDA Dataset" link, e.g. DS285.0 is the World Ocean Database in a non-IMMA1 format provided by NCEI.

Temporal Range:
1784 to 2018
Air Temperature Cloud Frequency Dew Point Temperature Humidity
Sea Level Pressure Sea Surface Temperature Surface Winds Swells
Visibility Wave Height Wave Period Wave Speed/Direction
Wind Stress
Data Types:
Platform Observation
Data Contributors:
Physical Sciences Laboratory, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere (ICOADS) Global Partners
Total Volume:
5.46 GB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation), WMO BUFR
Related RDA Datasets:
World Ocean Database and World Ocean Atlas
ICOADS Auxiliary and Future Datasets
International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) Release 3, Individual Observations
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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