The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) (mentioned in the February 3, 1999 Scout Report for Science & Engineering
) has made available the Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) LMRF (Long Marine Reports Fixed-Length data format) Arctic Subset. COADS is the result of a collaboration between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, and the National Science Foundation. This data set contains information regarding "marine surface weather reports for the region north of 65 degrees N from ships, drifting ice stations and buoys for the years 1950-1995)." The parameters that were taken into consideration while measuring this data are air and sea temperature, cloudiness, humidity, winds, and present weather information. This data are downloadable via FTP.