Research Vessel Surface Meteorology Data Center

RVSMDC Ship Data

Access is provided to underway meteorological data collected and quality evaluated by the RVSMDC. The data listed here fall outside of organized field campaigns or programs (e.g., TOGA/COARE, WOCE, SAMOS) for which the RVSMDC also provides quality-evaluated data. Select a ship from the list to view more details on available data and to download data and quality reports.

Aurora Australis

The Australian R/V Aurora Australis , an Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre for the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Environment sponsored ship, provided automated weather observations taken every 15 minutes. The Data Logging System (automated weather system) was located at the center of the vessel. The variables available are:
Platform HeadingPlatform Speed
Earth Relative Wind DirectionEarth Relative Wind Speed
Sea TemperatureAtmospheric Pressure
Air TemperatureRelative Humidity
Cruise Year Dates Available Date Public Time
Resolution
Data Provider R/V
Country
1994 1994 1994/12/13 - 1995/01/09
2000/04/14 15 S. Rintoul USA
1995 1995 1995/01/10 - 1995/02/02
2000/04/14 15 S. Rintoul USA

Bosei Maru 2

The Japanese R/V Bosei Maru 2, a Tokai University sponsored ship, provided bridge observations taken every hour. The variables available are:
Earth Relative Wind DirectionEarth Relative Wind Speed
Sea TemperatureAtmospheric Pressure
Air TemperatureRelative Humidity
Cruise Year Dates Available Date Public Time
Resolution
Data Provider R/V
Country
1994 1994 1994/10/15 - 1994/10/22
2000/04/14 60 M. Fukasawa USA

Charles Darwin

The British R/V Charles Darwin, a Southampton Oceanography Centre and BODC sponsored ship, provided bridge and automated weather observations averaged once every minute. The MULTIMET automated weather system was located at the center of the vessel. The variables available are:
Earth Relative Wind DirectionEarth Relative Wind Speed
Sea TemperatureAtmospheric Pressure
Air TemperatureWet Bulb Temperature
Atmospheric Radiation
Cruise Year Dates Available Date Public Time
Resolution
Data Provider R/V
Country
ERS1 1991 1991/09/08 - 1991/09/26
2001/10/02 1 M. Srokosz UK

Discovery

The British R/V Discovery, a Southampton Oceanography Centre and BODC sponsored ship, provided automated weather observations averaged once every minute. The MULTIMET automated weather system was located at the center of the vessel. The variables available are:
Earth Relative Wind DirectionEarth Relative Wind Speed
Sea TemperatureAtmospheric Pressure
Air TemperatureWet Bulb Temperature
Atmospheric Radiation
Cruise Year Dates Available Date Public Time
Resolution
Data Provider R/V
Country
1994 1994 1994/08/05 - 1994/08/22
2000/03/14 1 Herring USA

Heincke

The research vessel Heincke, an Institute for Baltic Sea Research and the Taxonomic Working Group - Helgoland Biological Department sponsored ship, provided automated weather observations taken in hourly intervals during some cruises and once a minute on other cruises. The automated weather system was located in the center of the vessel. The variables available are:
Platform CoursePlatform Speed
Earth Relative Wind DirectionEarth Relative Wind Speed
Sea TemperatureAtmospheric Pressure
Air TemperatureWet Bulb Temperature
Dewpoint TemperatureRelative Humidity
Cruise Year Dates Available Date Public Time
Resolution
Data Provider R/V
Country
1991 1991 1991/10/16 - 1991/10/19
1997/01/24 30 H.C. John USA

Ka'Imimoana

The United States' R/V Ka'Imimoana , a NOAA sponsored ship, provided automated weather observations taken every minute. The automated weather system was located on the bow of the vessel. The variables available are:
Platform CoursePlatform Speed
Platform Relative Wind DirectionPlatform Relative Wind Speed
Earth Relative Wind DirectionEarth Relative Wind Speed
Sea TemperatureAtmospheric Pressure
Air TemperatureRelative Humidity
Atmospheric Radiation
Cruise Year Dates Available Date Public Time
Resolution
Data Provider R/V
Country
1999 1999 1999/01/23 - 1999/02/24
1999/04/30 - 1999/05/29
1999/05/31 - 1999/06/04
1999/07/01 - 1999/07/30
1999/08/05 - 1999/08/29
1999/09/09 - 1999/10/14
1999/10/21 - 1999/11/12
1999/11/21 - 1999/12/13
2003/10/01 1 Ka'Imimoana Chief Survey Tech USA
2000 2000 2000/02/01 - 2000/03/01
2000/04/13 - 2000/05/18
2000/06/15 - 2000/07/04
2000/07/06 - 2000/07/12
2000/07/18 - 2000/08/12
2000/08/30 - 2000/09/24
2000/10/15 - 2000/11/10
2000/11/16 - 2000/12/11
2003/10/01 1 Ka'Imimoana Chief Survey Tech USA
2001 2001 2001/01/14 - 2001/02/15
2001/03/26 - 2001/05/04
2001/05/29 - 2001/07/29
2001/08/13 - 2001/09/19
2001/09/28 - 2001/10/25
2001/10/31 - 2001/11/24
2003/10/01 1 Ka'Imimoana Chief Survey Tech USA

Knorr

The United States' R/V Knorr , a WOCE Hydrographic Project Office (WHPO) sponsored ship, provided automated weather observations taken every minute. The IMET automated weather systems was located at the bow of the vessel. The variables available are:
Platform HeadingPlatform Course
Platform SpeedPlatform Relative Wind Direction
Platform Relative Wind SpeedEarth Relative Wind Direction
Earth Relative Wind SpeedSea Temperature
Atmospheric PressureAir Temperature
Relative HumidityPrecipitation
Atmospheric Radiation
Cruise Year Dates Available Date Public Time
Resolution
Data Provider R/V
Country
1993 1993 1993/01/28 - 1993/02/01
1993/02/03 - 1993/02/18
1993/03/18 - 1993/03/28
1993/07/25 - 1993/08/18
1993/09/27 - 1993/10/21
1993/11/01 - 1993/11/19
1993/12/08 - 1993/12/21
2001/04/05 1 N/A USA
1994 1994 1994/02/19 - 1994/02/28
1994/03/01 - 1994/03/19
1994/03/20 - 1994/03/28
2001/04/05 1 N/A USA
1996 1996 1996/01/28 - 1996/01/30
1996/02/09 - 1996/03/11
1996/03/13 - 1996/03/26
1996/04/03 - 1996/05/08
1996/05/21 - 1996/06/19
1996/06/20 - 1996/06/22
1996/06/27 - 1996/08/08
1996/10/24 - 1996/11/01
1996/12/13 - 1996/12/31
2001/01/30 1 N/A USA
1997 1997 1997/01/01 - 1997/01/27
1997/01/30 - 1997/02/01
2001/01/30 1 N/A USA

Meteor

The German R/V Meteor, a Bundesamt fur Seeschif fahrt und Hydrographie sponsored ship, provided automated weather observations taken every hour during some cruises and averaged once a minute on other cruises. The DVS and IMMT automated weather systems were located at the center of the vessel. The variables available are:
Platform HeadingPlatform Course
Platform SpeedPlatform Relative Wind Direction
Platform Relative Wind SpeedEarth Relative Wind Direction
Earth Relative Wind SpeedSea Temperature
Atmospheric PressureAir Temperature
Dewpoint TemperatureRelative Humidity
Atmospheric Radiation
Cruise Year Dates Available Date Public Time
Resolution
Data Provider R/V
Country
1997 1997 1997/05/15 - 1997/06/01
2000/04/14 1 W. Zenk Germany

Polarstern

The German R/V Polarstern, a Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research - Bremerhaven sponsored ship, provided bridge observations taken every 3 hours and automated weather observations in 10 minute averages during some cruises and 1 minute intervals on other cruises. The automated weather system was located in the center of the vessel. The variables available are:
Platform HeadingPlatform Course
Platform SpeedPlatform Relative Wind Direction
Platform Relative Wind SpeedEarth Relative Wind Direction
Earth Relative Wind SpeedSea Temperature
Atmospheric PressureAir Temperature
Dewpoint TemperatureRelative Humidity
Specific HumidityRain Rate
Cruise Year Dates Available Date Public Time
Resolution
Data Provider R/V
Country
1993 1993 1993/05/18 - 1993/10/05
1993/10/18 - 1993/11/27
1993/12/10 - 1994/01/29
2001/02/14 10 G. Koenig-Langlo Germany
1994 1994 1994/02/11 - 1994/02/28
1994/04/01 - 1994/05/19
1994/05/31 - 1994/06/17
1994/07/05 - 1994/10/06
1994/11/23 - 1995/06/10
2001/02/14 10 G. Koenig-Langlo Germany
1995 1995 1995/07/07 - 1995/10/29
1995/11/09 - 1996/03/08
2001/02/14 10 G. Koenig-Langlo Germany
1996 1996 1996/05/21 - 1996/06/20
1996/07/12 - 1996/09/22
1996/10/05 - 1996/11/08
2001/02/14 10 G. Koenig-Langlo Germany

Prof. Multanovsky

Data are not available for this vessel.
Platform CoursePlatform Speed
Earth Relative Wind SpeedSea Temperature
Atmospheric PressureAir Temperature
Relative Humidity
Cruise Year Dates Available Date Public Time
Resolution
Data Provider R/V
Country
1992 1992 1992/12/19 - 1993/01/11
1999/12/22 60 S.Gulev USA

Roger Revelle

The United States' R/V Roger Revelle, a Scripps Institute of Oceanography sponsored ship, provided automated weather observations taken every minute. The IMET automated weather system was located at the bow of the vessel. The variables available are:
Platform HeadingPlatform Course
Platform SpeedPlatform Relative Wind Direction
Platform Relative Wind SpeedEarth Relative Wind Direction
Earth Relative Wind SpeedAtmospheric Pressure
Air TemperatureRelative Humidity
PrecipitationAtmospheric Radiation
Cruise Year Dates Available Date Public Time
Resolution
Data Provider R/V
Country
1997 1997 1997/10/03 - 1997/10/13
1997/10/20 - 1997/11/23
1997/12/01 - 1997/12/31
2000/08/22 1 N/A USA
1998 1998 1998/01/01 - 1998/01/01
1998/01/08 - 1998/02/07
1998/02/13 - 1998/03/18
1998/03/24 - 1998/03/30
1998/04/01 - 1998/04/12
1998/04/14 - 1998/04/28
1998/05/03 - 1998/05/29
2000/08/22 1 N/A USA

Ronald Brown

The United States' R/V Ronald Brown , a NOAA sponsored ship, provided automated weather observations taken every minute. The IMET automated weather system was located on the bow of the vessel. The variables available are:
Platform HeadingPlatform Course
Platform SpeedPlatform Relative Wind Direction
Platform Relative Wind SpeedEarth Relative Wind Direction
Earth Relative Wind SpeedSea Temperature
Atmospheric PressureAir Temperature
Relative HumidityAtmospheric Radiation
Cruise Year Dates Available Date Public Time
Resolution
Data Provider R/V
Country
1997 1997 1997/07/28 - 1997/09/06
1997/09/12 - 1997/09/16
1997/09/19 - 1997/10/05
1997/10/11 - 1997/10/25
1997/10/29 - 1997/11/14
1997/11/16 - 1997/11/19
2000/08/21 1 J.Shannahoff USA
1998 1998 1998/05/07 - 1998/05/19
1998/05/25 - 1998/06/25
1998/06/28 - 1998/07/07
1998/07/11 - 1998/07/29
1998/07/30 - 1998/08/15
1998/08/19 - 1998/08/24
1998/08/26 - 1998/09/20
1998/09/24 - 1998/10/03
1998/10/14 - 1998/11/14
1998/11/17 - 1998/11/20
2000/08/21 1 J.Shannahoff USA
1999 1999 1999/02/11 - 1999/02/20
1999/02/22 - 1999/03/01
1999/03/09 - 1999/03/23
1999/03/26 - 1999/04/02
1999/04/08 - 1999/04/18
1999/07/28 - 1999/08/19
1999/08/24 - 1999/09/21
1999/09/25 - 1999/10/23
1999/11/02 - 1999/11/06
1999/11/10 - 1999/12/16
2003/10/01 1 J.Shannahoff USA
2000 2000 2000/05/21 - 2000/06/04
2003/10/01 1 J.Shannahoff USA
2002a 2002 2002/01/15 - 2002/01/19
2002/01/21 - 2002/01/27
2002/02/01 - 2002/02/24
2002/03/03 - 2002/03/07
2002/03/10 - 2002/03/18
2002/03/21 - 2002/03/22
2002/03/25 - 2002/03/26
2002/06/18 - 2002/06/29
2002/07/12 - 2002/07/26
2002/07/29 - 2002/08/11
2002/08/17 - 2002/08/23
2003/12/01 1 J.Shannahoff USA
2002b 2002 2002/08/27 - 2002/09/15
2002/09/19 - 2002/09/30
2002/10/11 - 2002/11/06
2003/12/01 1 J.Shannahoff USA
2003a 2003 2003/02/04 - 2003/02/15
2003/02/19 - 2003/03/07
2003/03/10 - 2003/03/28
2003/06/04 - 2003/06/07
2003/06/10 - 2003/06/14
2003/06/19 - 2003/07/10
2003/07/15 - 2003/08/10
2003/08/28 - 2003/09/02
2003/09/03 - 2003/09/04
2003/12/01 1 J.Shannahoff USA
2003b 2003 2003/09/09 - 2003/09/19
2003/09/21 - 2003/10/03
2003/10/05 - 2003/10/11
2003/10/17 - 2003/10/18
2003/10/27 - 2003/11/21
2004/12/01 1 J.Shannahoff USA
2004a 2004 2004/02/12 - 2004/02/25
2004/03/01 - 2004/03/15
2004/03/17 - 2004/03/26
2004/03/29 - 2004/04/13
2004/04/30 - 2004/05/03
2004/05/09 - 2004/05/24
2005/02/01 1 J.Shannahoff USA
2004b 2004 2004/05/27 - 2004/06/12
2004/06/18 - 2004/06/28
2004/07/05 - 2004/07/23
2004/07/26 - 2004/08/12
2004/09/22 - 2004/10/03
2004/10/10 - 2004/10/18
2004/10/29 - 2004/11/28
2004/12/05 - 2004/12/23
2006/01/01 1 J.Shannahoff USA
2005a 2004 2004/12/29 - 2005/01/05
2005/01/11 - 2005/02/22
2005/03/01 - 2005/03/05
2005/03/10 - 2005/03/18
2006/01/01 1 J.Shannahoff USA
2005b 2005 2005/07/11 - 2005/07/15
2005/07/17 - 2005/08/03
2005/08/10 - 2005/09/03
2005/09/06 - 2005/09/09
2005/09/11 - 2005/09/24
2005/10/04 - 2005/10/20
2005/10/27 - 2005/11/25
2006/07/01 1 J.Shannahoff USA

Sonne

The German R/V Sonne, an Institute fur Meereskunde sponsored ship, provided bridge observations during some cruises and automated weather observations on other cruises, each taken every minute. The automated weather system was located in the center of the vessel. The variables available are:
Earth Relative Wind DirectionEarth Relative Wind Speed
Sea TemperatureAtmospheric Pressure
Air TemperatureRelative Humidity
Cruise Year Dates Available Date Public Time
Resolution
Data Provider R/V
Country
1997 1997 1997/11/21 - 1997/12/15
1997/12/18 - 1997/12/31
2000/04/14 1 M. Dengler Germany
1998 1998 1998/01/01 - 1998/01/05
2000/04/14 1 M. Dengler Germany

Thompson

The United States' R/V Thompson, a University of Washington School of Oceanography and University of Hawaii (HOTS) sponsored ship, provided bridge and automated weather (AWS) observations. The bridge observations were taken every four hours and the AWS were taken every minute. The IMET automated weather system was located on the bow of the vessel and the variables included are:
Platform HeadingPlatform Course
Platform SpeedPlatform Relative Wind Direction
Platform Relative Wind SpeedEarth Relative Wind Direction
Earth Relative Wind SpeedSea Temperature
Atmospheric PressureAir Temperature
Relative HumidityPrecipitation
Rain RateAtmospheric Radiation
Cruise Year Dates Available Date Public Time
Resolution
Data Provider R/V
Country
1994 1994 1994/09/18 - 1994/10/07
1994/10/11 - 1994/10/25
1994/10/28 - 1994/11/21
1994/11/28 - 1994/12/19
2001/01/30 1 Neil Bogue USA
1995 1995 1995/02/08 - 1995/02/28
1995/04/13 - 1995/04/29
1995/06/21 - 1995/07/13
1995/09/19 - 1995/10/11
1995/10/14 - 1995/10/25
2001/01/30 1 Neil Bogue USA
1996 1996 1996/01/18 - 1996/01/21
1996/01/22 - 1996/01/26
1996/01/30 - 1996/03/10
1996/03/13 - 1996/04/02
1996/04/03 - 1996/04/11
1996/04/15 - 1996/05/14
1996/05/18 - 1996/06/27
1996/07/08 - 1996/07/22
1996/08/12 - 1996/08/27
1996/10/12 - 1996/10/20
2001/01/30 1 Neil Bogue USA
1997 1997 1997/01/07 - 1997/01/25
1997/01/31 - 1997/03/03
2001/01/30 1 Neil Bogue USA
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