European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

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General
Data set name

TOGA Archive of VOF and real-time meteorological reports (1985- )

Data holding centreMet Office
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1985 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Between 30° N and 30° S

Observations 
Parameters

Atmospheric visibility and transparency; Air pressure; Air temperature; Cloud cover height and extent; Wind strength and direction; Wave direction; Temperature of the water column; Wave height and period statistics

Instruments

Anemometers; meteorological packages; wave recorders; sea level recorders; water body temperature sensor

Description 
Summary

Amalgamation of logbook (Voluntary Observing Fleet (VOF)) and real- time meteorological reports from merchant shipping, with elimination of duplicate reports, to provide best possible coverage of the tropics for TOGA purposes.

OriginatorsMet Office
Availability 
OrganisationMet Office
AvailabilityLicence
ContactJon Turton
Address

Met Office
FitzRoy Road
Exeter
Devon
EX1 3PB
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 (0)1392 886478
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1033003
Global identifier1400
Last revised2009-05-22