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* The official documents concerning this issue are on the [http://www.bom.gov.au/jcomm/vos/information.html JCOMM Voluntary Observing Ship Scheme] webpages ''(see WMO-No 47 documents)''
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* The official documents concerning this issue are on the [http://sot.jcommops.org/vos/ JCOMM Voluntary Observing Ship Scheme] webpages ''(see WMO-No 47 documents)''
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* See also [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8DhC1GSWSmxb25zTzJpUFNzcjA/view WIGOS Metadata Standard] that should supersede WMO Pub47.
  
  
 
* '''E-SURFMAR Metadata Database'''
 
* '''E-SURFMAR Metadata Database'''
::* [http://esurfmar.meteo.fr/doc/vosmetadata/ Home Page]  
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::* [http://esurfmar.meteo.fr/doc/vosmetadata/ Click here] to log on the database itself
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::* Extracts from the database for active ships are also made available every day at ftp://esurfmar.meteo.fr/pub/Pub47/
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* '''Documentation'''
 
::* [http://esurfmar.meteo.fr/doc/r/vos/e-surfmar_vos_metadata_presentation.pdf Presentation]
 
::* [http://esurfmar.meteo.fr/doc/r/vos/e-surfmar_vos_metadata_presentation.pdf Presentation]
::* [http://esurfmar.meteo.fr/doc/r/vos/e-surfmar_vos_metadata_users_manual.pdf User's Manual]
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::* [http://esurfmar.meteo.fr/doc/r/vos/e-surfmar_vos_metadata_users_manual.pdf User's Manual] - Version 1.04 (August 12th, 2008) now available
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* '''VOS classes'''
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:''Definitions extracted from WMO Pub No 47''
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:* '''Selected''': A mobile ship station which is equipped with sufficient certified meteorological instruments for making observations, transmitsregular weather reports and enters the observations in a meteorological logbook. A Selected ship should have at least a barometer,a thermometer to measure SST, a psychrometer (for AT and humidity), a barograph and possibly an anemometer.
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:* '''Supplementary''': A supplementary ship is a mobile ship station equipped with a limited number of certified meteorological instruments for makingobservations. It transmits regular weather reports and enters the observations in a meteorological logbook.
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:* '''Auxiliary''': Auxuliary ships are mobile ship stations, normally without certified meteorological instruments, which transmits in a reduced codeform or in plain language, either on a routine basis or on request, in certain areas and under certain conditions.

Latest revision as of 09:17, 15 February 2016


  • E-SURFMAR Metadata Database


  • Documentation


  • VOS classes
Definitions extracted from WMO Pub No 47
  • Selected: A mobile ship station which is equipped with sufficient certified meteorological instruments for making observations, transmitsregular weather reports and enters the observations in a meteorological logbook. A Selected ship should have at least a barometer,a thermometer to measure SST, a psychrometer (for AT and humidity), a barograph and possibly an anemometer.
  • Supplementary: A supplementary ship is a mobile ship station equipped with a limited number of certified meteorological instruments for makingobservations. It transmits regular weather reports and enters the observations in a meteorological logbook.
  • Auxiliary: Auxuliary ships are mobile ship stations, normally without certified meteorological instruments, which transmits in a reduced codeform or in plain language, either on a routine basis or on request, in certain areas and under certain conditions.