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Overview
Dataset Title: International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) Release 2.5, Individual Observations
Dataset Citation:
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Types of data:
  • Platform Observations
Data formats:
  • NOAA_IMMA
Data contributors:
  • UCAR/NCAR/CISL/RDA > Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • DOC/NOAA/OAR/ESRL/PSD > Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • UCO/CIRES > Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado
  • DOC/NOAA/OAR/PMEL > Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS/NDBC > National Data Buoy Center, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • CA/DFO/ISDM > Integrated Science Data Management, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
  • UK/MOD/MET > Met Office, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS/NCEP > National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/OCL > Ocean Climate Laboratory, National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • JP/JAMSTEC/TRITON > TRITON Office, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
  • FSU/COAPS > Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University
  • DE/DWD > Deutscher Wetterdienst (German Meteorological Service), Germany
  • UN/WMO > World Meteorological Organization, United Nations
  • U-SOTON/NOC > National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Programs/Experiments that collected the data:
  • ICOADS > International Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Data Set
Total volume:  269.7 Gbytes

Summary for Platform Observations in Noaa_imma Format
Observing PlatformObservation Type
  • Data Types
Average Frequency of Data
(varies by individual platform ID and data type)
Temporal/Geographical Coverage
(each dot represents a 3° box containing one or more observations)
Cman_stationSurface
  • Regular section (may include one or more of the following)
    • Wind direction (degrees true)
    • Wind speed (m/sec)
    • Visibility
    • Present weather
    • Past weather
    • Sea level pressure (hPa)
    • Pressure tendency (hPa)
    • Air temperature (deg C)
    • Wet-bulb temperature (deg C)
    • Dew point temperature (deg C)
    • Sea surface temperature (deg C)
    • Total cloud amount
    • Low cloud amount
    • Low cloud type
    • Middle cloud amount
    • Middle cloud type
    • High cloud amount
    • High cloud type
    • Wave direction
    • Wave period (sec)
    • Wave height
    • Swell direction
    • Swell period (sec)
    • Swell height
  • ICOADS attachment - indicators and quality flags
  • IMMT-2/FM-13 attachment (may include one or more of the following)
    • 2nd past weather
    • Significant cloud amount
    • Significant cloud type
    • Direction of second swell
    • Period of second swell
    • Height of second swell
    • Thickness of ice accretion (cm)
    • Rate of ice accretion
    • Concentration of sea ice
    • True bearing of sea ice edge
    • Sea ice situation/trend
    • Amount of precipitation
    • Duration of precipitation
  • Supplemental data
  • 1 to 4 per hour
1970-01-00 to 2017-10-31
Coastal_stationSurface
  • Regular section (may include one or more of the following)
    • Wind direction (degrees true)
    • Wind speed (m/sec)
    • Visibility
    • Present weather
    • Past weather
    • Sea level pressure (hPa)
    • Pressure tendency (hPa)
    • Air temperature (deg C)
    • Wet-bulb temperature (deg C)
    • Dew point temperature (deg C)
    • Sea surface temperature (deg C)
    • Total cloud amount
    • Low cloud amount
    • Low cloud type
    • Middle cloud amount
    • Middle cloud type
    • High cloud amount
    • High cloud type
    • Wave direction
    • Wave period (sec)
    • Wave height
    • Swell direction
    • Swell period (sec)
    • Swell height
  • ICOADS attachment - indicators and quality flags
  • 2 to 3 per day
1985-01-01 to 1994-12-31
Drifting_buoySurface
  • Regular section (may include one or more of the following)
    • Wind direction (degrees true)
    • Wind speed (m/sec)
    • Visibility
    • Present weather
    • Past weather
    • Sea level pressure (hPa)
    • Pressure tendency (hPa)
    • Air temperature (deg C)
    • Wet-bulb temperature (deg C)
    • Dew point temperature (deg C)
    • Sea surface temperature (deg C)
    • Total cloud amount
    • Low cloud amount
    • Low cloud type
    • Middle cloud amount
    • Middle cloud type
    • High cloud amount
    • High cloud type
    • Wave direction
    • Wave period (sec)
    • Wave height
    • Swell direction
    • Swell period (sec)
    • Swell height
  • ICOADS attachment - indicators and quality flags
  • IMMT-2/FM-13 attachment (may include one or more of the following)
    • 2nd past weather
    • Significant cloud amount
    • Significant cloud type
    • Direction of second swell
    • Period of second swell
    • Height of second swell
    • Thickness of ice accretion (cm)
    • Rate of ice accretion
    • Concentration of sea ice
    • True bearing of sea ice edge
    • Sea ice situation/trend
    • Amount of precipitation
    • Duration of precipitation
  • Supplemental data
  • 1 per hour
  • 3 to 12 per day
1975-01-00 to 2017-10-31
Fixed_shipSurface
  • Regular section (may include one or more of the following)
    • Wind direction (degrees true)
    • Wind speed (m/sec)
    • Visibility
    • Present weather
    • Past weather
    • Sea level pressure (hPa)
    • Pressure tendency (hPa)
    • Air temperature (deg C)
    • Wet-bulb temperature (deg C)
    • Dew point temperature (deg C)
    • Sea surface temperature (deg C)
    • Total cloud amount
    • Low cloud amount
    • Low cloud type
    • Middle cloud amount
    • Middle cloud type
    • High cloud amount
    • High cloud type
    • Wave direction
    • Wave period (sec)
    • Wave height
    • Swell direction
    • Swell period (sec)
    • Swell height
  • ICOADS attachment - indicators and quality flags
  • IMMT-2/FM-13 attachment (may include one or more of the following)
    • 2nd past weather
    • Significant cloud amount
    • Significant cloud type
    • Direction of second swell
    • Period of second swell
    • Height of second swell
    • Thickness of ice accretion (cm)
    • Rate of ice accretion
    • Concentration of sea ice
    • True bearing of sea ice edge
    • Sea ice situation/trend
    • Amount of precipitation
    • Duration of precipitation
  • Ship metadata
  • Supplemental data
  • 2 to 5 per day
1900-01-01 to 1974-12-31
Ice_stationSurface
  • Regular section (may include one or more of the following)
    • Wind direction (degrees true)
    • Wind speed (m/sec)
    • Visibility
    • Present weather
    • Past weather
    • Sea level pressure (hPa)
    • Pressure tendency (hPa)
    • Air temperature (deg C)
    • Wet-bulb temperature (deg C)
    • Dew point temperature (deg C)
    • Sea surface temperature (deg C)
    • Total cloud amount
    • Low cloud amount
    • Low cloud type
    • Middle cloud amount
    • Middle cloud type
    • High cloud amount
    • High cloud type
    • Wave direction
    • Wave period (sec)
    • Wave height
    • Swell direction
    • Swell period (sec)
    • Swell height
  • ICOADS attachment - indicators and quality flags
  • IMMT-2/FM-13 attachment (may include one or more of the following)
    • 2nd past weather
    • Significant cloud amount
    • Significant cloud type
    • Direction of second swell
    • Period of second swell
    • Height of second swell
    • Thickness of ice accretion (cm)
    • Rate of ice accretion
    • Concentration of sea ice
    • True bearing of sea ice edge
    • Sea ice situation/trend
    • Amount of precipitation
    • Duration of precipitation
  • Supplemental data
  • 2 to 10 per day
1850-01-01 to 1994-12-31
LightshipSurface
  • Regular section (may include one or more of the following)
    • Wind direction (degrees true)
    • Wind speed (m/sec)
    • Visibility
    • Present weather
    • Past weather
    • Sea level pressure (hPa)
    • Pressure tendency (hPa)
    • Air temperature (deg C)
    • Wet-bulb temperature (deg C)
    • Dew point temperature (deg C)
    • Sea surface temperature (deg C)
    • Total cloud amount
    • Low cloud amount
    • Low cloud type
    • Middle cloud amount
    • Middle cloud type
    • High cloud amount
    • High cloud type
    • Wave direction
    • Wave period (sec)
    • Wave height
    • Swell direction
    • Swell period (sec)
    • Swell height
  • ICOADS attachment - indicators and quality flags
  • Supplemental data
    1960-01-00 to 1969-12-31
    Moored_buoySurface
    • Regular section (may include one or more of the following)
      • Wind direction (degrees true)
      • Wind speed (m/sec)
      • Visibility
      • Present weather
      • Past weather
      • Sea level pressure (hPa)
      • Pressure tendency (hPa)
      • Air temperature (deg C)
      • Wet-bulb temperature (deg C)
      • Dew point temperature (deg C)
      • Sea surface temperature (deg C)
      • Total cloud amount
      • Low cloud amount
      • Low cloud type
      • Middle cloud amount
      • Middle cloud type
      • High cloud amount
      • High cloud type
      • Wave direction
      • Wave period (sec)
      • Wave height
      • Swell direction
      • Swell period (sec)
      • Swell height
    • ICOADS attachment - indicators and quality flags
    • IMMT-2/FM-13 attachment (may include one or more of the following)
      • 2nd past weather
      • Significant cloud amount
      • Significant cloud type
      • Direction of second swell
      • Period of second swell
      • Height of second swell
      • Thickness of ice accretion (cm)
      • Rate of ice accretion
      • Concentration of sea ice
      • True bearing of sea ice edge
      • Sea ice situation/trend
      • Amount of precipitation
      • Duration of precipitation
    • Ship metadata
    • Supplemental data
    • 1 to 2 per hour
    • 3 to 12 per day
    1900-01-01 to 2017-10-31
    Ocean_stationSurface
    • Regular section (may include one or more of the following)
      • Wind direction (degrees true)
      • Wind speed (m/sec)
      • Visibility
      • Present weather
      • Past weather
      • Sea level pressure (hPa)
      • Pressure tendency (hPa)
      • Air temperature (deg C)
      • Wet-bulb temperature (deg C)
      • Dew point temperature (deg C)
      • Sea surface temperature (deg C)
      • Total cloud amount
      • Low cloud amount
      • Low cloud type
      • Middle cloud amount
      • Middle cloud type
      • High cloud amount
      • High cloud type
      • Wave direction
      • Wave period (sec)
      • Wave height
      • Swell direction
      • Swell period (sec)
      • Swell height
    • ICOADS attachment - indicators and quality flags
    • IMMT-2/FM-13 attachment (may include one or more of the following)
      • 2nd past weather
      • Significant cloud amount
      • Significant cloud type
      • Direction of second swell
      • Period of second swell
      • Height of second swell
      • Thickness of ice accretion (cm)
      • Rate of ice accretion
      • Concentration of sea ice
      • True bearing of sea ice edge
      • Sea ice situation/trend
      • Amount of precipitation
      • Duration of precipitation
    • Supplemental data
    • 1 to 3 per hour
    • 2 to 10 per day
    • 6 per year
    1970-01-00 to 1997-12-31
    Roving_shipSurface
    • Regular section (may include one or more of the following)
      • Wind direction (degrees true)
      • Wind speed (m/sec)
      • Visibility
      • Present weather
      • Past weather
      • Sea level pressure (hPa)
      • Pressure tendency (hPa)
      • Air temperature (deg C)
      • Wet-bulb temperature (deg C)
      • Dew point temperature (deg C)
      • Sea surface temperature (deg C)
      • Total cloud amount
      • Low cloud amount
      • Low cloud type
      • Middle cloud amount
      • Middle cloud type
      • High cloud amount
      • High cloud type
      • Wave direction
      • Wave period (sec)
      • Wave height
      • Swell direction
      • Swell period (sec)
      • Swell height
    • ICOADS attachment - indicators and quality flags
    • IMMT-2/FM-13 attachment (may include one or more of the following)
      • 2nd past weather
      • Significant cloud amount
      • Significant cloud type
      • Direction of second swell
      • Period of second swell
      • Height of second swell
      • Thickness of ice accretion (cm)
      • Rate of ice accretion
      • Concentration of sea ice
      • True bearing of sea ice edge
      • Sea ice situation/trend
      • Amount of precipitation
      • Duration of precipitation
    • NOAA_IMMA:3
    • Ship metadata
    • Supplemental data
    • 1 per minute
    • 1 to 14 per hour
    • 1 to 12 per day
    • 3 per week
    1662-10-15 to 2017-10-31
    UnknownSurface
    • Regular section (may include one or more of the following)
      • Wind direction (degrees true)
      • Wind speed (m/sec)
      • Visibility
      • Present weather
      • Past weather
      • Sea level pressure (hPa)
      • Pressure tendency (hPa)
      • Air temperature (deg C)
      • Wet-bulb temperature (deg C)
      • Dew point temperature (deg C)
      • Sea surface temperature (deg C)
      • Total cloud amount
      • Low cloud amount
      • Low cloud type
      • Middle cloud amount
      • Middle cloud type
      • High cloud amount
      • High cloud type
      • Wave direction
      • Wave period (sec)
      • Wave height
      • Swell direction
      • Swell period (sec)
      • Swell height
    • ICOADS attachment - indicators and quality flags
    • Supplemental data
    • 2 per day
    1960-01-00 to 1989-12-31