NCDC feed of Global Telecommunication System (GTS) marine observations in International Maritime Meteorological Archive (IMMA) Format

The data contained here are surface marine observations from many different sources via the NCDC Global Telecommunication System (GTS) Marine in International Maritime Meteorological Archive (IMMA) format. The observations are obtained exclusively via the NCDC GTS stream and derives primarily from ships (merchant, ocean research, fishing, navy, etc.) and moored and drifting buoys. Each report contains individual observations of meteorological and oceanographic variables, such as sea surface and air temperatures, winds, pressure, humidity, wet bulb, dew point, ocean waves and cloudiness. NCDC takes the various observations and converts the GTS data to a standard IMMA format. This allows the observations to be used in a cohesive standard for input to larger datasets, such as the International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) Near-Real-Time (NRT) product. The dataset will be produced and archived monthly. Spatial coverage is global and the current period of record for these files will begin in January 2008 to the most current month. The data will be formated to the most current IMMA standard in ASCII file format.
Cite this dataset when used as a source.
  • NCEI DSI 1177_01
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00871
Distribution Formats
  • fixed-length ASCII text
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
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Time Period 2008-01-01 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
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 Under development - data is currently in the process of being created
Data Update Frequency Monthly
Purpose The archival of important marine observations in an easy to use long-term format.
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
  • 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 > Air Quality > Visibility
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Pressure Tendency
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Dew Point Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Amount/frequency
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Ceiling
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Types
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Height
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
  • 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 > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Hail
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Speed/direction
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Period
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Height
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Swells
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Edges
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > Buoys
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > Ocean Platform/ocean Stations > C-man > Coastal Marine Network
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > Ocean Platform/ocean Stations
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > Ocean Platform/ocean Stations > Ocean Weather Stations
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > Ships
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Anemometers
  • Bathythermographs
  • Barometers
  • Hygrometers
  • Drifting Buoys
  • Hygrometers
  • Psychrometers
  • Wet Bulb Thermometers
  • Thermometers
  • Visual Observations
  • Wind Vanes
  • Temperature Sensors
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
  • Geographic Region > Global Ocean
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Troposphere
  • Vertical Location > Sea Surface
Use Constraints
  • 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: 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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • >ANEMOMETERS
  • >BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS
  • >BAROMETERS
  • >HYGROMETERS
  • >RAIN GAUGES
  • >PSYCHROMETERS
  • >WET BULB THERMOMETERS
  • >THERMOMETERS
  • >VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
  • >WIND VANES
  • >TEMPERATURE SENSORS
  • >ANEMOMETERS
  • >BAROMETERS
  • >HYGROMETERS
  • >RAIN GAUGES
  • >THERMOMETERS
  • >WIND VANES
  • >TEMPERATURE SENSORS
  • >DRIFTING BUOYS
Platform
  • SHIPS
  • BUOYS
Operation
  • ICOADS > International Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Data Set
  • COADS > Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Data Set
Last Modified: 2018-05-04
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