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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


System Requirements

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.

Producer's Web site

Earthinfo, inc.

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