US Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) - International Maritime Meteorological Tape (IMMT) data from SEAS version 9.1 E-Logbook Software

VOSSEASV9.1

The US Voluntary Observing Ships (VOS) report surface marine observations in both real-time (FM-13 ship format) and delayed-mode (International Maritime Meteorological Tape - IMMT format). To do this, most operating vessels use e-logbook software that allows an observer to enter information, then the software can transmit a real-time report as well as save the same report in a different format to the ship's hard drive for later access, i.e. delayed mode observation (DM). Once in port, all DM reports stored on the hard drive are retrieved and sent to the National Climatic Data Center for archiving and processing. The e-logbook software used in this dataset is the SEAS v9.1 program and structures data in the IMMT-5 format.
Cite this dataset when used as a source.
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00782
  • NCEI DSI 6128_01
Order Data
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Distribution Formats
  • ASCII Text file in IMMT-5 format
    • File Specification: http://icoads.noaa.gov/immt4.html
    • File Compression:
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
ncei.orders@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
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Dataset Point of Contact Eric Freeman
Marine Observation Analyst
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
828-271-4463
eric.freeman@noaa.gov
Coverage Description
Time Period 2013-04-14 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • US Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) - International Maritime Meteorological Tape (IMMT) data from TurboWin+ E-Logbook Software
  • US Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) - International Maritime Meteorological Tape (IMMT) data from TurboWin version 5.0 E-Logbook Software
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2013-09-01
  • creation: 2013-09-01
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Quarterly
Purpose The data provides raw atmospheric and marine observations from volunteer ships throughout the world in a consistent internationally recognized format.
Use Limitations
  • Data are archived by the begin date of data within the file, though data can extend across various years or decades within a file. At this time, if users are interested in a specific year, we recommend that they contact Customer Services or download the entire dataset to ensure that no data is overlooked.
Custodians
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • 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
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Dew Point Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature
  • Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
  • Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Pressure Tendency
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
  • Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Types
  • Atmosphere > Clouds > Tropospheric/High-Level Clouds (observed/Analyzed)
  • Atmosphere > Clouds > Tropospheric/Low Level Clouds (observed/Analyzed)
  • Atmosphere > Clouds > Tropospheric/Mid-Level Clouds (observed/Analyzed)
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
  • Oceans > Ocean Waves > Sea State
  • 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
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric - Upper-air - Cloud Properties
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Pressure
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Wind Speed And Direction
  • Oceanic - Surface - Sea State
  • Oceanic - Surface - Sea Ice
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
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Anemometers
  • AEROVANES
  • Wind Vanes
  • Barometers
  • HYGROMETERS
  • Thermometers
  • Visual Observations
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global
  • Geographic Region > Global Ocean
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • Voluntary Observing Ships (VOS)
  • SEAS > Shipboard Environmental Aquisition System
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Temporal Data Resolution Keywords
  • Hourly - < Daily
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Sea Surface
Use Constraints
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Access Constraints
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, 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.
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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.
Last Modified: 2018-05-25
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