COADS Global Marine
Local CD available at the Walter Hitschfeld Geographic Information Centre (GIC) public workstations. Ask for the CD at the desk. Call number QC993.84 C66 1998 CD-ROM .
Access Requirements / Limits
Available to the McGill community only.
Coverage and Frequency
Library has 1800-1998. Monthly sampling.
COADS Global Marine contains monthly statistical surface marine data covering the world ocean. The data source is the Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set, created by the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Data includes the following variables:
- sea surface temperature
- air temperature
- scalar wind
- vector wind
- sea level pressure
- total cloudiness
- specific humidity
- relative humidity
To view and extract tabular records from this CD set, you must use special software which resides on 3.5” floppy. The software can export in a number of formats, including .dbf and .txt.