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Global Ocean Currents NetCDF Format Description Version 3

Feature Type: Grid

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Global Attribute Section
Attribute Name Attribute Value
ncei_template_version NCEI_NetCDF_Grid_Template_v2.0
gocd_id gocd_a0013113_west-oahu_2002-09-06-1300.nc
gocd_format_version GOCD-3.0
uuid bb6938d6-6925-4543-8b2f-e2c6df2fc3a7
id 0093183
Conventions CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
title Global Ocean Currents Data - gocd_a0013113_west-oahu_2002-09-06-1300.nc
summary global ocean currents in the NCEI archive holdings
source global ocean currents in the NCEI archive holdings
keywords EARTH SCIENCE,OCEANS,OCEAN CIRCULATION,OCEAN CURRENTS
keywords_vocabulary GCMD Science Keywords
references http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/
creator_name Charles Sun
creator_url http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/gocd/
creator_email Charles.Sun@noaa.gov
institution NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
naming_authority gov.noaa.nodc
standard_name_vocabulary NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Convention
Metadata_Conventions Unidata Dataset Discovery v1.0
publisher_name US DOC; NESDIS; NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION - IN295
publisher_url http://www.nodc.noaa.gov
publisher_email NCDI.info@noaa.gov
date_created 2016-05-20T16:30:25Z
date_modified 2016-05-20T16:30:25Z
date_issued 2016-05-20T16:30:25Z
history 2016-05-20T16:30:25Z csun convA0013113.R 1.0
acknowledgment These data were acquired from the US NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) on [DATE] from http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/gocd/.
license These data are openly available to the public Please acknowledge the use of these data with the text given in the acknowledgment attribute.
featureType Grid
cdm_data_type Grid
geospatial_lat_min 20.96270
geospatial_lat_max 21.54730
geospatial_lon_min -158.81050
geospatial_lon_max -158.13630
geospatial_vertical_min 0.00000
geospatial_vertical_max 0.00000
geospatial_lat_units degrees_north
geospatial_lat_resolution point
geospatial_lon_units degrees_east
geospatial_lon_resolution point
geospatial_vertical_units meters
geospatial_vertical_resolution point
geospatial_vertical_positive down
time_coverage_start 2002-09-06T13:00:00Z
time_coverage_end 2002-09-06T13:00:00Z
time_coverage_duration P0Y000DT00H00M00S
time_coverage_resolution R000001/2002-09-06T13:00:00Z/P0Y000DT00H00M00S
project
contributor_name Pierre Flament, University of Hawaii
contributor_role Data Originator
instrument_type High Frequency Radar (HFR)
processing_level Level 2
comment Hourly surface currents measured by HF-radars (WERA type) in the lee of Oahu, Hawaii. This data set has not been quality controlled by NCEI.

Variable Metadata Section
Variable ID Number Variable Name Variable Type Number of Attributes Number of Dimensions
1 crs int 6 0
2 depth float 8 1
3 time double 10 0
4 longitude double 9 1
5 latitude double 9 1
6 u float 13 3
7 v float 13 3

Data Metadata Section
Variable Name (Dimension Name(s)) Variable Type Attribute Name Attribute Value
crs int  
    long_name Coordinate Reference System
    grid_mapping_name latitude_longitude
    epsg_code EPSG:4326
    longitude_of_prime_meridian 0.0
    semi_major_axis 6378137.0
    inverse_flattening 298.257223563
depth ( z ) float  
    _FillValue 9999.90039
    long_name Depth
    standard_name depth
    positive down
    data_min 0.00000
    data_max 0.00000
    C_format %7.2f
    FORTRAN_format F7.2
time double  
    units days since 1900-01-01 00:00:00
    _FillValue 9999.90000
    long_name time
    standard_name time
    cf_role
    axis T
    data_min 37503.54167
    data_max 37503.54167
    C_format %9.4f
    FORTRAN_format F9.4
longitude ( longitude ) double  
    units degrees_east
    long_name Longitude
    standard_name longitude
    axis X
    grid_mapping crs
    data_min -158.81050
    data_max -158.13630
    valid_min -180.00000
    valid_max 180.00000
latitude ( latitude ) double  
    units degrees_north
    long_name Latitude
    standard_name latitude
    axis Y
    grid_mapping crs
    data_min 20.96270
    data_max 21.54730
    valid_min -90.00000
    valid_max 90.00000
u ( z , latitude , longitude ) float  
    _FillValue 9999.90039
    long_name Surface Eastward Velocity Component
    standard_name surface_eastward_sea_water_velocity
    units m s-1
    coordinates latitude longitude
    grid_mapping crs
    cell_methods latitude:point longitude:point
    data_min -0.09420
    data_max 0.73810
    valid_min -5.00000
    valid_max 5.00000
    C_format %7.4f
    FORTRAN_format F7.4
v ( z , latitude , longitude ) float  
    _FillValue 9999.90039
    long_name Surface Northward Velocity Component
    standard_name surface_northward_sea_water_velocity
    units m s-1
    coordinates latitude longitude
    grid_mapping crs
    cell_methods latitude:point longitude:point
    data_min -0.28300
    data_max 0.24030
    valid_min -5.00000
    valid_max 5.00000
    C_format %7.4f
    FORTRAN_format F7.4