International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) with Enhanced Trimming, Release 3

ICOADS-ET R3

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This dataset contains the latest official release of International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) with Enhanced Trimming, provided in a common format: the International Maritime Meteorological Archive (IMMA format). The dataset provides point observations with full global coverage, from 1662 to 2014. Surface meteorological variables over the ocean, including sea surface temperature, are available where observed. All observations in this collection from the latest ICOADS Release data set are "enhanced" filtered. The enhanced filter option is designed to select almost all available observations, including ships, buoys, and additional platforms such as oceanographic profilers. Furthermore, this filter excludes (trims) outliers that fall outside 4.5 standard deviations from the smoothed median. For more information on enhanced observations please read associated resources. From the project website (http://icoads.noaa.gov/products.html) you can find out about other filtering operations, as well as about monthly summary statistics(basic gridded) products, provided from the other ICOADS project partners. There are Preliminary data that are delivered monthly, but are not a part of the Official ICOADS Release 3.0.
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: National Centers for Environmental Information; Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado; Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research; Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce; NERC National Oceanography Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom; Met Office, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom; Deutscher Wetterdienst (German Meteorological Service), Germany; University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Science; Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University (2016): International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) with Enhanced Trimming, Release 3. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5930R58 [access date].
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Distribution Formats
  • ASCII (Version: IMMA0)
    • File Specification: http://icoads.noaa.gov/e-doc/imma/R2.5-imma.pdf
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
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Dataset Point of Contact Eric Freeman
MSC Contractor / Marine Observation Analyst
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Time Period 1662-10 to 2014-12
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Processing Documents
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-06-17
Edition 3.0
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Pending - committed to, but not yet addressed
Data Update Frequency Irregular
Purpose Multiple sources of historical marine observations provided in a well known standard format and long period of record with global coverage.
Use Limitations
  • No bias corrections applied to any reports.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: National Centers for Environmental Information; Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado; Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research; Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce; NERC National Oceanography Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom; Met Office, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom; Deutscher Wetterdienst (German Meteorological Service), Germany; University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Science; Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University (2016): International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) with Enhanced Trimming, Release 3. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5930R58 [access date].
Cited Authors
  • UCO/CIRES > Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado
  • UCAR/NCAR/CISL/RDA > Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • DOC/NOAA/ESRL > Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • National Oceanography
    UK/NERC/NEODC > NERC National Oceanography Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom
  • UK/MOD/MET > Met Office, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom
  • DE/DWD > Deutscher Wetterdienst (German Meteorological Service), Germany
  • UWA/DOA > University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Science
  • FSU/COAPS > Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University
Collaborators
  • UCO/CIRES > Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado
  • UCAR/NCAR/CISL/RDA > Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • DOC/NOAA/ESRL > Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • National Oceanography
    UK/NERC/NEODC > NERC National Oceanography Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom
  • UK/MOD/MET > Met Office, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom
  • DE/DWD > Deutscher Wetterdienst (German Meteorological Service), Germany
  • UWA/DOA > University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Science
  • FSU/COAPS > Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Pressure Tendency
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Surface Pressure
  • Oceans > Ocean Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
  • Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
  • Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
  • Oceans > Ocean Waves > Sea State
  • Oceans > Ocean Waves > Swells
  • Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Height
  • Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Period
  • Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Speed/direction
  • Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wind Waves
  • Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
  • Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Edges
  • Oceans > Sea Ice > Icebergs
  • Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
GCOS Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Oceanic - Surface - Sea-surface Temperature
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Wind Speed And Direction
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Pressure
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • 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
  • Ships
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > Ocean Platform/Ocean Stations > C-MAN > Coastal Marine Network
  • Buoys
  • Ocean Platforms
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > Moorings
  • Ocean Platforms
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Anemometers
  • Barometers
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Temperature/Humidity Sensors > Hygrometers
  • Drifting Buoys
  • Wind Vanes
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global Ocean
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ICOADS > International Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Data Set
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • Point Resolution
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Vertical Data Resolution Keywords
  • Point Resolution
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Temporal Data Resolution Keywords
  • Hourly - < Daily
  • Daily - < Weekly
  • 1 minute - < 1 hour
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Sea Surface
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: National Centers for Environmental Information; Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado; Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research; Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce; NERC National Oceanography Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom; Met Office, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom; Deutscher Wetterdienst (German Meteorological Service), Germany; University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Science; Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University (2016): International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) with Enhanced Trimming, Release 3. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5930R58 [access date].
  • NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement The dataset is a mixture of global marine observational data from multiple sources. All observations in this archive are from ICOADS Release 2.5 and are "enhanced" filtered. The enhanced filter option is designed to select almost all available observations, including ships, buoys, and additional platforms such as oceanographic profilers. Furthermore, this filter excludes (trims) outliers that fall outside 4.5 standard deviations from the smoothed median. For more information on enhanced observations please read: http://icoads.noaa.gov/e-doc/stat_trim. From the project website ( http://icoads.noaa.gov/products.html) you can find out about other filtering operations, as well as about monthly summary statistics(basic gridded) products, provided from the other ICOADS project partners.
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • Translating data into IMMA format
    Rationale: To standardize the format across various data sources and/or types.
Processing Documents
Source Datasets
Lineage information for: repository
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.
Last Modified: 2018-05-04
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