GARP Atlantic Tropical Experiment

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The GARP Atlantic Tropical Experiment (GATE) was the first major international experiment of the Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP). It was conducted over the tropical atlantic ocean and adjacent land areas under the joint auspices of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU). The field operations extended from June through September 1974, with headquarters located in Dakar, Senegal. Digital data for GATE are listed under four categories: first, information products prepared during the experiments, next, nationally processed and validated data, third, internationally processed and validated data, last national holdings (raw data inventories). As a designated World Data Center, the archive only manages a subset of the data that was collected, including: general documenation, satellite, upper air, ship, radar, in situ rainfall data.

Digital data available for information products prepared during the experiment are as follows: 1. quick look data set - 7 tapes. 2. unvalidated teleprinter paper tape data set tapes. digital data available for national processed and validated data are as follows: 7 tapes,general. 28 tapes, ship, general. 120 tapes, ship, surface meteorological. 24 tapes, ship, upper air. 155 tapes, ship, tethered balloon. 41 tapes, ship, oceanographic. 58 tapes, ship, radar (photographic and digital). 6 tapes, ship, radiation. 3 tapes, ship, navigation. 1 tape, buoy, cyclesonde (c-scale) (d-type). 2 tapes, buoy, other c-scale (e-or f-type). 1 tape, buoy, wave (g-or h-type). 1 tape, buoy, u.s. current (k-type). 4 tapes, buoy, meteorological. 136 tapes, aircraft, general. 2 tapes, aircraft, flight level meteorology. 1 tape, aircraft, cloud physics and/or particle/aerosol samplers. 46 tapes, aircraft gust probe. 2 tapes, aircraft, dropsonde. 5 tapes, aircraft, other. digital data available for internatioinal processed and 17 tapes, general. 1 tape, land station, surface. 1 tape, ship, general. 2 tapes, ship, surface meteorology. 14 tapes, ship, upper air. 2 tapes, satellite, cloud displacement vectors. Digital data available for national holdings (raw data inventories. 52 tapes, general. U.S.A. GARP level ii dataset (NMC Global Syn. data set). 1 tape, land station, surface. 15 tapes, ship, upper air. 214 tapes, ship, radar (digital or photographic). 197 tapes, aircraft, general. 68 tapes, aircraft, other. 8433 tapes, satellite, digital or photographic images. 3 tapes, satellite cloud displacement vectors. 15 tapes, satellite, sea surface temperature (mapped data on analysis products). 1 tape, satellite, other.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) 1974 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) 1974 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C000081
Access Constraints Cite this dataset when used as a source., Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long 20
Bbox North Lat 25
Bbox South Lat -25
Bbox West Long -90
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress historicalArchive
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1974-06-01
Temporal Extent End 1974-09-30

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