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Data set name

COLA/CAC AMIP monthly sea surface temperature and sea ice data (1979-1988)

Data holding centreHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1979 to 1988
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Global

Observations 
Parameters

Ice motion and related parameters; Temperature of the water column; Skin temperature of the water column; Snow and ice mass, thickness and extent

Instruments

Water body temperature sensor; snow and ice samplers

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises monthly values of sea surface temperature (SST) and ice cover for the period January 1979 to December 1988, using all available in-situ, climatological and satellite observations. Original data are on 2 by 2 latitude/longitude grid. PP format data are on 2.5 by 3.75 latitude/longitude grid for the period November 1978 to December 1990. Used in all AMIP model intercomparison runs. Note: Poor ice values in first three years.

OriginatorsHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
References

Gates, W. L. (1992) AMIP: The Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project., Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 73 No.12: pp 1962-1970.

Data web sitehttp://www.meto.gov.uk/sec5/CR_div/cr_info.html
Availability 
OrganisationHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. David A. Bennetts
Address

Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
Met Office FitzRoy Road
Exeter
Devon
EX1 3PB
United Kingdom

Emaildabennetts@.metoffice.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1026001
Global identifier1353
Last revised2009-11-30