International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set

CLIMAR-5 and In-situ Wind Workshop, Hamburg Germany, 6-9 May 2019: Call for abstracts now open. Deadline is 28 February 2019. For more information visit the CLIMAR-5 Website.

DATA ALERT: New drifiting buoy reports available in IMMA1 format, see Chronology and News

The International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) offers surface marine data spanning the past three centuries, and simple gridded monthly summary products for 2° latitude x 2° longitude boxes back to 1800 (and 1°x1° boxes since 1960)—these data and products are freely distributed worldwide. As it contains observations from many different observing systems encompassing the evolution of measurement technology over hundreds of years, ICOADS is probably the most complete and heterogeneous collection of surface marine data in existence. For additional information see our brochure, and Figures 1 (a-d), 2 and 3 (click boxes to enlarge):

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