Real-Time and Historic DataBuoy data files are updated daily and made available individually via the link below. Values provided are confined to surface temperature, atmospheric temperature, and barometric pressure when these values are available. All buoy files contain at least a date and position. Buoys that are no longer reporting remain available on this page:
Daily Updated Data
Buoy data formatted as csv are also available via ftp. The files are organized in folders based on the year of deployment.
Full Resolution Data via FTP
Full Resolution Active Buoys via FTP
3 Hourly Data via FTP
IABP DatasetsThe following datasets are described in IABP Buoy Reports [FTP] and are also available from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). NSIDC also maintains pages which describe the data and data processing techniques in greater detail. To see these pages, click here.
These datasets can also be retrieved from anonymous FTP server ftp://iabp.apl.washington.edu , or by clicking on the bulleted hot buttons that follow.
- AB [FTP]: Pressure and temperature fields as described in the buoy reports.
- C [FTP]: Buoy positions as described in the buoy reports.
- D [FTP]: Ice velocity fields as described in the buoy reports.
WARNING: These AB datasets are 20 - 30 Megabytes when uncompressed.
Compressed, they are only about 4M, but if you grab these datasets through
mosaic rather than through ftp, make sure that you have enough disk space
free in your temporary and home directories since the default action of
mosaic would be to grab the dataset, then uncompress it which could crash
your system if you do not have enough space.