Quality-Controlled Underway Oceanographic and Meteorological Data from the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Predictions Center (COAPS) - Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic System (SAMOS)

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The Florida State University has been operating a data assembly center (DAC) to collect, quality evaluate, and distribute Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic System (SAMOS) observations since 2005. SAMOS are typically a computerized data logging system that records underway meteorological and near-surface oceanographic observations collected on research vessels. The SAMOS initiative does not provide specific instrumentation for vessels, but instead takes advantage of science quality instrumentation already deployed on research vessels and select merchant ships. The SAMOS initiative provides vessel operators with desired sampling protocols and metadata requirements that will ensure the DAC receives a consistent series of observations from each vessel. The DAC and its partners in U. S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System, the U. S. Coast Guard, and the U. S. Antarctic Program have implemented a series of daily data transmissions from ship-to-shore using an email protocol. A set of observations recorded at one-minute intervals for the previous day arrive at the DAC soon after 0000 UTC and undergo automated quality evaluation. A trained data analyst reviews data and responds directly to vessels at sea when problems are identified. A secondary level of visual quality control is completed after all data from a single ship and day are merged into a common daily file (allowing for delayed data receipts). All quality-evaluated data are freely available to the user community (via http://samos.coaps.fsu.edu) and are distributed to national archive centers. This project is supported by the NOAA Climate Observation Division.
Cite as: Smith, Shawn R.; Rolph, Jeremy J.; Briggs, Kristen; Bourassa, Mark A. (2009). Quality-Controlled Underway Oceanographic and Meteorological Data from the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Predictions Center (COAPS) - Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic System (SAMOS). National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5QJ7F8R [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
Time Period: 2005-05-09 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 90
S: -79
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map:
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic System
    • SAMOS web site (download)
      Navigate directly to the URL for data access and direct download.
Date(s)
  • publication: 2010-11-15
  • revision: 2017-07-16
Data Presentation Form: Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: As needed
Purpose: Provide quality underway meteorological and physical oceanographic data to the user community.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • 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 data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation Cite as: Smith, Shawn R.; Rolph, Jeremy J.; Briggs, Kristen; Bourassa, Mark A. (2009). Quality-Controlled Underway Oceanographic and Meteorological Data from the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Predictions Center (COAPS) - Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic System (SAMOS). National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5QJ7F8R [access date]
Resource Provider(s)
  • Shawn Smith
    Florida State University; Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS)
  • Florida State University; Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS)
Point(s) of Contact
  • Shawn Smith
    Florida State University; Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS)
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Period: 2005-05-09 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 90
S: -79
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED/WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN ACOUSTICS > ACOUSTIC VELOCITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > FLUORESCENCE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > IRRADIANCE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > TURBIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > DENSITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
SAMOS Data Types
  • air temperature
  • air temperature 2
  • air temperature 3
  • atmospheric pressure
  • atmospheric pressure 2
  • atmospheric pressure 3
  • conductivity
  • conductivity 2
  • dew point temperature
  • dew point temperature 2
  • earth relative wind direction
  • earth relative wind direction 2
  • earth relative wind direction 3
  • earth relative wind speed
  • earth relative wind speed 2
  • earth relative wind speed 3
  • latitude
  • long wave atmospheric radiation
  • long wave atmospheric radiation 2
  • longitude
  • net atmospheric radiation
  • net atmospheric radiation 2
  • photosynthetically active atmospheric radiation
  • photosynthetically active radiation 2
  • platform course
  • platform course 2
  • platform heading
  • platform heading 2
  • platform heading 3
  • platform relative wind direction
  • platform relative wind direction 2
  • platform relative wind direction 3
  • platform relative wind speed
  • platform relative wind speed 2
  • platform relative wind speed 3
  • platform speed over ground
  • platform speed over ground 2
  • platform speed over water
  • platform speed over water 2
  • precipitation accumulation
  • precipitation accumulation 2
  • precipitation accumulation 3
  • rain rate
  • rain rate 2
  • rain rate 3
  • relative humidity
  • relative humidity 2
  • relative humidity 3
  • salinity
  • salinity 2
  • sea temperature
  • sea temperature 2
  • sea temperature 3
  • short wave atmospheric radiation
  • time
  • wet bulb temperature
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic 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
  • DOC/NOAA/OMAO > NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • WHOI > Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SHIPS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • COMPASSES
  • FLUOROMETERS
  • GPS > Global Positioning System
  • OXYGEN METERS
  • THERMOMETERS
  • THERMOSALINOGRAPHS
  • TRANSMISSOMETERS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BARENTS SEA
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > BAY OF FUNDY
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > DAVIS STRAIT
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF ST LAWRENCE
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MEDITERRANEAN SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORWEGIAN SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > BAY OF BENGAL
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > RED SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > GULF OF ALASKA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > EAST CHINA SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH CHINA AND EASTERN ARCHIPELAGIC SEAS
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH CHINA SEA
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • NOAA OneStop Project
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Smith, Shawn R.; Rolph, Jeremy J.; Briggs, Kristen; Bourassa, Mark A. (2009). Quality-Controlled Underway Oceanographic and Meteorological Data from the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Predictions Center (COAPS) - Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanographic System (SAMOS). National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5QJ7F8R [access date]
Access Constraints
  • 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.
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  • Digital data may be downloaded from NCEI at no charge in most cases. For custom orders of digital data or to obtain a copy of analog materials, please contact NCEI Information Services for information about current fees.
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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
  • compass
  • fluorometer
  • GPS
  • meteorological sensors
  • oxygen meter
  • PAR Sensor
  • thermometer
  • thermosalinographs
  • transmissometer
Platform
  • Atlantic Explorer
  • ATLANTIS
  • Bell M. Shimada
  • DAVID STARR JORDAN
  • DELAWARE II
  • FAIRWEATHER
  • Falkor
  • FERDINAND R. HASSLER
  • GORDON GUNTER
  • HEALY
  • HENRY B. BIGELOW
  • HI'IALAKAI
  • KA'IMIMOANA
  • KILO MOANA
  • KNORR
  • LAURENCE M. GOULD
  • MCARTHUR II
  • MELVILLE
  • MILLER FREEMAN
  • NANCY FOSTER
  • NATHANIEL B. PALMER
  • Neil Armstrong
  • NEW HORIZON
  • OCEANUS
  • OKEANOS EXPLORER
  • OREGON II
  • OSCAR DYSON
  • OSCAR ELTON SETTE
  • PELICAN
  • PISCES
  • RAINIER
  • Reuben Lasker
  • ROBERT GORDON SPROUL
  • ROGER REVELLE
  • RONALD H. BROWN
  • Sikuliaq
  • SOUTHERN SURVEYOR
  • THOMAS G. THOMPSON
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON
  • USCGC POLAR SEA
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