International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS)

Data and Documentation


ICOADS Release 2.5 (R2.5) was completed in May 2009 with data covering 1662-2007, plus preliminary data and products for 2008 to near-real-time

Documentation

Observations

Surface marine observational records from ships, buoys, and other platform types
Access from NCAR
  • Global archive (year-month) files in IMMA format
  • User interface for spatial, temporal, and parameter subsetting
    • Data output: ASCII format
Access from NOAA/NCDC
  • Global archive (year-month) files in IMMA format
    Note: these are "enhanced" data only, see Documentation
    • Data output: ASCII format
Access from NOAA/ESRL/PSD
  • Near-real-time observations based on NCEP GTS (limited product covering 1991-Feb. 2011; production at PSD ended in Mar. 2011)
    • Data output: ASCII format (abbreviated)

Monthly Summary Statistics

Ten statistics (such as the mean and median) are calculated for each of 22 observed and derived variables, using 2° latitude x 2° longitude boxes back to 1800 (and 1°x1° boxes since 1960)
Access from NCAR
  • Global archive (year-month) files in binary format
  • User interface for spatial, temporal, and parameter subsetting
    • Data output: ASCII format
Access and Visualization from NOAA/ESRL/PSD
  • Time-series of variables and statistics in netCDF format
  • User interface for spatial and temporal subsets, and visualization
    • Data output: netCDF format
  • Near-real-time statistics based on NCEP GTS (limited product covering 1991-Feb. 2011; production at PSD ended in Mar. 2011)

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