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The Kobe Collection, Maritime Meteorological Data Sets funded by the Nippon Foundation (KoMMEDS-NF) [Cd-ROM]
(1998). The Kobe Collection, Maritime Meteorological Data Sets funded by the Nippon Foundation (KoMMEDS-NF) [Cd-ROM]. WMO: Geneva. cd-rom pp.

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Keywords
    Weather; Marine

Abstract
    Kobe Collection:The Kobe Marine Observatory, which is a field office of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), collected and stored surface marine meteorological data obtained by ships over the period from 1890 to 1960: the Kobe Collection (Figure 1,2). In all, the data obtained by merchant ships, fishing boats and research vessels number about 6.8 million and those by Japanese navy ships, which cover the period from 1903 to 1944, number about 5 million. In 1961, all the data after 1933 (about 2.7 million) were digitized under a joint project of JMA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the digitized data were included in the Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) Release 1 of NOAA and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

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