GARP Atlantic Tropical Experiment

GATE

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The GARP Atlantic Tropical Experiment (GATE) was the first major international experiment of the Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP). It was conducted over the tropical atlantic ocean and adjacent land areas under the joint auspices of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU). The field operations extended from June through September 1974, with headquarters located in Dakar, Senegal. Digital data for GATE are listed under four categories: first, information products prepared during the experiments, next, nationally processed and validated data, third, internationally processed and validated data, last national holdings (raw data inventories). As a designated World Data Center, the archive only manages a subset of the data that was collected, including: general documenation, satellite, upper air, ship, radar, in situ rainfall data.

Digital data available for information products prepared during the experiment are as follows: 1. quick look data set - 7 tapes. 2. unvalidated teleprinter paper tape data set tapes. digital data available for national processed and validated data are as follows: 7 tapes,general. 28 tapes, ship, general. 120 tapes, ship, surface meteorological. 24 tapes, ship, upper air. 155 tapes, ship, tethered balloon. 41 tapes, ship, oceanographic. 58 tapes, ship, radar (photographic and digital). 6 tapes, ship, radiation. 3 tapes, ship, navigation. 1 tape, buoy, cyclesonde (c-scale) (d-type). 2 tapes, buoy, other c-scale (e-or f-type). 1 tape, buoy, wave (g-or h-type). 1 tape, buoy, u.s. current (k-type). 4 tapes, buoy, meteorological. 136 tapes, aircraft, general. 2 tapes, aircraft, flight level meteorology. 1 tape, aircraft, cloud physics and/or particle/aerosol samplers. 46 tapes, aircraft gust probe. 2 tapes, aircraft, dropsonde. 5 tapes, aircraft, other. digital data available for internatioinal processed and 17 tapes, general. 1 tape, land station, surface. 1 tape, ship, general. 2 tapes, ship, surface meteorology. 14 tapes, ship, upper air. 2 tapes, satellite, cloud displacement vectors. Digital data available for national holdings (raw data inventories. 52 tapes, general. U.S.A. GARP level ii dataset (NMC Global Syn. data set). 1 tape, land station, surface. 15 tapes, ship, upper air. 214 tapes, ship, radar (digital or photographic). 197 tapes, aircraft, general. 68 tapes, aircraft, other. 8433 tapes, satellite, digital or photographic images. 3 tapes, satellite cloud displacement vectors. 15 tapes, satellite, sea surface temperature (mapped data on analysis products). 1 tape, satellite, other.
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  • MICROFILM
  • PUBLICATIONS
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Time Period 1974-06-01 to 1974-09-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 25
S: -25
E: 20
W: -90
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 1974
Data Presentation Form Hardcopy image - image archived in analog format
Digital image
Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose GATE was an experiment to better understand the tropics and their role in the circulation of the global atmosphere. Thousands of papers were published based on the data collected during this experiment.
Dataset Citation
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Cited Authors
  • UN/WMO > World Meteorological Organization, United Nations
Originators
  • UN/WMO > World Meteorological Organization, United Nations
Publishers
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Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Aerosols > Particulate Matter
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Aerosols
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Altitude > Barometric Altitude
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Altitude > Geopotential Height
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Altitude > Planetary Boundary Layer Height
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Altitude > Tropopause
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Altitude
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Anticyclones/Cyclones
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Planetary Boundary Layer Height
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Pressure Thickness
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Surface Pressure
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Atmospheric Stability
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Boundary Layer Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Upper Air Temperature > Boundary Layer Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Dew Point Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Upper Air Temperature > Dew Point Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Upper Air Temperature > Vertical Profiles > Inversion Height
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Maximum/Minimum Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Upper Air Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor Indicators > Dew Point Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor Indicators > Humidity
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor Profiles
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Boundary Layer Winds
  • Earth Science > Ocean > Ocean Winds > Convergence/Divergence
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Upper Level Winds > Flight Level Winds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Dynamics > Turbulence
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Upper Level Winds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Dynamics > Vorticity
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Profiles
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Frequency
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Height
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Optical Depth/Thickness
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Types
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Microphysics > Cloud Droplet Concentration/Size
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Droplet Size
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Upwelling/Downwelling
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Circulation
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Heat Budget
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Pressure
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Swells
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Height
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wind Waves
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Winds
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Infrared Wavelengths > Infrared Imagery
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Infrared Wavelengths > Reflected Infrared
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Infrared Wavelengths > Thermal Infrared
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Infrared Wavelengths
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Platform Characteristics
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Imagery
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Radar > Radar Reflectivity
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Radar
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Sensor Characteristics
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Visible Wavelengths > Visible Imagery
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Visible Wavelengths
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
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  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • WEATHER STATIONS
  • Earth Observation Satellites
  • Buoys
  • Ships
  • AIRCRAFT
  • BALLOONS
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Rain Gauges
  • RADAR
  • Visual Observations
  • Barometers
  • Wave Height Gauges
  • AEROVANES
  • Anemometers
  • HUMIDITY SENSORS
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > Africa
  • Ocean > Atlantic Ocean
  • Geographic Region > Equatorial
  • Geographic Region > Tropics
  • Continent > South America
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
  • Vertical Location > Sea Surface
  • Vertical Location > Boundary Layer
  • Vertical Location > Troposphere
  • Vertical Location > Stratosphere
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Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement A coalition of dozens of international organizations, under the auspices of the WMO, collected the data during the summer of 1974. A subset of the data was sent to the NOAA archive due to its status as the World Data Center-A for Meteorology.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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