• Surface meteorological data—meteorological data in appropriate World Meteorological Organization formats as part of the Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) program: air temperature, sea-surface temperature, dew point temperature, pressure, wind speed and direction, wind and swell waves, weather, short- and long-term radiation, visibility, cloud cover and type, and ice accretion.

    National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

    1151 Patton Ave. Room 120

    Asheville, NC 28801-5001

    Ph: (704) 271-5205

    Fax: (704) 271-4022


  • Geophysical, geological and geochemical data—bathymetry, magnetics, gravity, seismic and other quantitative geophysical data; geological data including station locations, collection/storage locations, preliminary descriptions of seafloor samples recovered, and all descriptions and analytical data, including geochemistry, derived from sediment and rock samples, including data from the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP).

    National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)

    NOAA, Code E/GC

    325 Broadway

    Boulder, CO 80303-3328

    Ph: (303) 497-6338

    Fax: (303) 497-6513


  • Sea-ice and other glaciological data—sea ice, icebergs, ice shelves and associated physical, oceanographic, and meteorological data.

    National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC)

    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

    Campus Box 449

    University of Colorado

    Boulder, Colorado 80309

    Ph: (303) 492-6199 (alternate is 303-492-5171)

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