Global Marine Surface Observations from Ocean Surface Vessels

The Primary source of data used to produce these files were from vessels of the following cooperatives: Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany (Federal Republic of Germany), Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, United Kingdom, U.S.S.R., Yugoslavia, Canada and the United States. Other countries were added later. The purpose of these cooperative ships were to take Meteorological Observations. Each station (ship) established was specially equipped and staffed for carrying out Surface and Upper-Air Meteorological observations and for providing other services such as making Oceangraphic and other scientific observations and rendering safety services to other ships and aircraft. The meteorological surface parameters are temperature, clouds, humidity, precipitation, pressure, storms, visibility, and winds. Oceangraphic observations in the main consist of bathythermograph observations and sonic depth soundings.
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  • NCEI DSI 1160
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Time Period 1940-01-01 to 1952-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.000000
S: -90.000000
E: 180.000000
W: -180.000000
Spatial Coverage Map
Dataset Information
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: unknown
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
Cited Authors
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Originators
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Altitude > Geopotential Height
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Altitude > Barometric Altitude
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Altitude > Planetary Boundary Layer Height
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Altitude > Tropopause
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Planetary Boundary Layer Height
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Pressure Thickness
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Surface Pressure
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Boundary Layer Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Upper Air Temperature > Vertical Profiles > Inversion Height
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Upper Air Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Atmospheric Stability
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Dew Point Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Upper Level Winds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Profiles
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Flight Level Winds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Boundary Layer Winds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor Profiles
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Dew Point Temperature
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/seafloor Topography > Water Depth
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Sea Surface Height
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Frequency
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Ceiling
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Height
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Types
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Air Quality > Visibility
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Aerosols > Dust/ash/smoke
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Fog
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Lightning
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Storms
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Hail
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Liquid Precipitation > Rain
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Solid Precipitation > Ice Pellets > Sleet
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Solid Precipitation > Snow
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Turbidity
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Suspended Solids
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Sea State
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Significant Wave Height
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Swells
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Tsunamis
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Height
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Period
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Speed/direction
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Edges
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Extent
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Ice > Icebergs
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Global Ocean
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Sea Surface
  • Boundary Layer
  • Troposphere
  • Stratosphere
Use Constraints
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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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • > ANEMOMETERS
  • > BAROMETERS
  • > RAIN GAUGES
  • > PSYCHROMETERS
  • > THERMOMETERS
  • > VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
  • > WIND VANES
  • > TEMPERATURE SENSORS
  • > WAVE HEIGHT GAUGES
  • > RADIOSONDES
  • > RAWINSONDES
  • STD > Salinity, Temperature, Depth
  • SONAR > Sound Navigation and Ranging
  • > BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS
Platform
  • SHIPS
  • RADIOSONDES
  • BALLOONS
Last Modified: 2018-05-17
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