Research Vessel Surface Meteorology Data Center
  The projects listed are either currently funded or have been completed. Value-added meteorological data, quality-evaluation reports, and other products can be obtained for each project. At present, research vessel data files can only be accessed through each individual project page. More direct access, by ship name, can be found on our R/V Data page.

   Recent interest in surface meteorological data collected by automated weather systems (AWS) on ships and moored platforms has led to a series of workshops. The workshops focus on improving the accuracy, calibration, quality, availability, and scientific application of marine AWS data.

High-Resolution Marine Workshop:
3-5 March 2003

Second High-Resolution Marine Workshop:
15-16 April 2004

1st Joint GOSUD/SAMOS Workshop:
2-4 May 2006

2nd Joint GOSUD/SAMOS Workshop:
10-12 June 2008


Shipboard Automated Meteorological and Oceanograhic System Initiative.

   Following up our success as the WOCE DAC for surface meteorology, we are in the process of establishing a similar DAC for underway meteorological data from CLIVAR hydrographic cruises. Please access this site for information on how to submit data and the current status of CLIVAR underway meteorological data.


   Expanding beyond WOCE, the surface meteorology DAC has collected, quality controlled, and distributed data from a select set of U. S. and international research vessels. Uniformly formatted (ASCII and netCDF) files and quality control reports are available through ongoing and past projects.

NOAA R/V Data:
Recent NOAA data for R/V Ronald Brown and Ka'Imimoana

Select data from the WHOI R/V-IMET system

Other R/V Data:
Supplemental AWS data from U. S. and International R/Vs


   Under funding from the NOAA Office of Climate Observation and the NSF Ocean Sciences, the FSU has developed a one-degree monthly in-situ based flux product. The FSU Fluxes are currently available for the Indian, Atlantic, and tropical Pacific oceans (versions 3.0, 3.0, and 1.2, respectively). A new objective technique is implemented and provides winds, stress, turbulent heat fluxes, and fields of input data used to derive the fluxes.


  The WOCE Data Assembly Center collected, checked, archived, and distributed underway surface meteorological data from international WOCE research vessel and from all available WOCE-sponsored experiments. The WOCE data collection period is from 1990-1998; however, some additional data are available. This page contains access to over 70 million WOCE meteorological observations, quality reports, data tools, and publications. WOCE activities ended with all surface meteorology data being archived at NODC in 2002.

  The WOCE Special Analysis Center for surface fluxes produced and analyzed regularly gridded fields of ocean surface forcing fields (e.g. winds, temperatures, humidity, turbulent fluxes of momentum, moisture, and heat) which are suitable for use by ocean models as well as for intensive diagnostic studies.

The SAC WOCE was the home of the FSU 'wind' products for the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans. These products are being improved/expanded under new funding (see FSU Fluxes). Access to the tropical Atlantic wind and SST analyses produced by Dr. Jacques Servain is also available.

   Surface meteorological observations during TOGA-COARE (Nov. 1992 - Feb. 1993) are important and useful for defining the role of the ocean-atmosphere heat and momentum exchange in the warm pool region of the western tropical Pacific Ocean.

The Data Processing Center (DPC)/Data Archive and Distribution Center (DADC) for COARE Surface Meteorological Data (COARE-MET) collected, evaluated, and distributed these data for COARE investigations. A cross-referenced and browseable in-situ surface meteorology data set for the TOGA-COARE IOP is available for the LSA and surrounding regions.

Version 2.5b of the TOGA-COARE flux algorithm is available from this archive.

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