Oceanographic Monthly Summary

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Oceanographic Monthly Summary contains sea surface temperature (SST) analyses on both regional and ocean basin scales for the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. The ocean basin analyses are based on a "blend" of in situ and satellite data. An ocean basin SST anomaly is derived from the "blended" SST analysis and the National Climatic Center (NCC) Climatology. The regional SST analyses are based upon a combination of in situ and satellite data measurements. The regional SST anomalies use the Robinson-Bauer Climatology. Oeeanographic Monthly Summary also contains Alaskan sea ice information and ocean feature information for contiguous U.S. ocean regions. The publication also includes reports and analyses about other ocean conditions--such as gulf stream and fishing conditions.
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  • NCEI WebARTIS: OMS
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Time Period 1981-01-01 to 1994-12-31 (time interval: 1-month)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 1981
Data Presentation Form Hardcopy image - image archived in analog format
Dataset Progress Status Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose This publication provides a summarized report on ocean processes, which could be used to inform scientists and commercial fishing or shipping enterprises about ocean status and condition.
Dataset Citation
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Cited Authors
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Services, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Originators
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Collaborators
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Services, 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 > Climate Indicators > Atmospheric/Ocean Indicators > Sea Surface Temperature Indices
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents
  • Earth Science > Cryosphere > Sea Ice
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Oceanic - Surface - Sea Ice
  • Oceanic - Surface - Sea-surface Temperature
  • Oceanic - Sub-surface - Sub-surface Currents
  • Oceanic - Surface - Surface Current
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
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global Ocean
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Sea Surface
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Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement The National Weather Service consolidated multiple ocean summaries and publications (transitioned to them by the U.S Naval Oceanographic Office, National Marine Fisheries, among others) into the Oceanographic Monthly Summary. It was produced for 14 years. A subset of these publications was digitized by the NOAA Central Library (both digital and analog publications can be acquired from the library).
Processor
  • NOAA Central Library
  • National Weather Service in conjunction with the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service
Processing Steps
  • Publications in the NOAA Central Library were scanned as PDF.
    Rationale: To digitize collection in order to make available online.
  • Data were originally compiled from Satellite and In Situ observations.
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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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