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An Atlas Based on the 'COADS' Data Set: Fields of Mean Wind, Cloudiness and Humidity at the Surface of the Global Ocean

| DOI: 10.5065/4G2D-VK37

This historical dataset is recommended for ancillary use only and not as a primary research dataset. It has likely been superseded by a newer, improved dataset.


Monthly global grids of data, derived fluxes, and anomalies were prepared from the COADS data.

Temporal Range:
1950 to 1979
Heat Flux Humidity Longwave Radiation Precipitation Amount
Salinity Sea Level Pressure Sea Surface Temperature Shortwave Radiation
Surface Winds
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Data Types:
Platform Observation
Data Contributors:
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Oberhuber, J.M., 1988: An Atlas Based on the 'COADS' Data Set: The Budgets of Heat, Buoyancy and Turbulent Kinetic Energy at the Surface of the Global Ocean. Report No. 15, Max-Planck-Institut fur Meteorologie (MPI)

Total Volume:
231.54 MB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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