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Global Ocean Currents NetCDF Format Description Version 3

Feature Type: Profile

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Global Attribute Section
Attribute Name Attribute Value
acknowledgment These data were acquired from the US NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) on [DATE] from http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/gocd/.
cdm_data_type Station
comment
contributor_name Scott Miller, SUNY Albany
contributor_role data originator
Conventions CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
creator_email Charles.Sun@noaa.gov
creator_institution NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
creator_name Charles Sun
creator_type person
creator_url http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/gocd/
date_created 2016-07-29T13:54:37Z
date_issued 2016-07-29T13:54:37Z
date_metadata_modified 2016-07-29T13:54:37Z
date_modified 2016-07-29T13:54:37Z
featureType Profile
geospatial_bounds POLYGON((16.2117 -61.5299, 16.2117 -61.5299, 16.2117 -61.5299, 16.2117 -61.5299, 16.2117 -61.5299))
geospatial_bounds_crs EPSG:4326
geospatial_bounds_vertical_crs EPSG:4326
geospatial_lat_min 16.21170
geospatial_lat_max 16.21170
geospatial_lon_min -61.52990
geospatial_lon_max -61.52990
geospatial_lat_units degrees_north
geospatial_lat_resolution point
geospatial_lon_units degrees_east
geospatial_lon_resolution point
geospatial_vertical_min 22
geospatial_vertical_max 894
geospatial_vertical_units meters
geospatial_vertical_resolution point
geospatial_vertical_positive down
history 2016-07-29T13:54:30Z csun convCODASnc.R 1.0
id 0093183
institution WHOI
instrument os75bb
instrument_vocabulary NCEI Ocean Archive System database
keywords EARTH SCIENCE,OCEANS,OCEAN CIRCULATION,OCEAN CURRENTS
keywords_vocabulary GCMD Science Keywords
license These data are openly available to the public Please acknowledge the use of these data with the text given in the acknowledgment attribute.
metadata_link http://http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/OAS/prd/text/query
naming_authority gov.noaa.nodc
platform KNORR
platform_vocabulary NCEI Ocean Archive System database
processing_level not applicable
product_version GOCD 3.0
program unknown
project unknown
publisher_email NCEI.info@noaa.gov
publisher_institution US DOC; NESDIS; NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION - IN295
publisher_name US DOC; NESDIS; NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION - IN295
publisher_type institution
publisher_url http://www.nodc.noaa.gov
references http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/
source global ocean currents in the NCEI archive holdings
standard_name_vocabulary NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Convention
summary global ocean currents in the NCEI archive holdings
time_coverage_start 2011-05-15T12:34:36Z
time_coverage_end 2011-05-15T12:34:36Z
time_coverage_duration point
time_coverage_resolution point
title Global Ocean Currents Database - gocd_a0082161_kn200l06_os75bb_00001.nc
ncei_template_version NCEI_NetCDF_Profile_Orthogonal_Template_v2.0
gocd_id gocd_a0082161_kn200l06_os75bb_00001.nc
gocd_format_version GOCD-3.0
uuid 0b68f9e0-66b5-480d-830a-216a6c835226
QC_Manual
QC_test_names
QC_test_codes
QC_test_results
QC_indicator
QC_Software

Variable Metadata Section
Variable ID Number Variable Name Variable Type Number of Attributes Number of Dimensions
1 crs int 7 0
2 depth float 9 1
3 latitude float 11 0
4 longitude float 11 0
5 time double 11 0
6 u float 14 1
7 v float 14 1

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
    coverage_content_type auxiliaryInformation
depth ( z ) float  
    long_name Depth
    standard_name depth
    units meters
    coverage_content_type coordinate
    positive down
    data_min 22
    data_max 894
    C_format %7.2f
    FORTRAN_format F7.2
latitude float  
    _FillValue 9999.90039
    long_name Latitude
    standard_name latitude
    units degrees_north
    coverage_content_type coordinate
    axis Y
    grid_mapping crs
    data_min 16.21170
    data_max 16.21170
    valid_min -90.00000
    valid_max 90.00000
longitude float  
    _FillValue 9999.90039
    long_name Longitude
    standard_name longitude
    units degrees_east
    coverage_content_type coordinate
    axis X
    grid_mapping crs
    data_min -61.52990
    data_max -61.52990
    valid_min -180.00000
    valid_max 180.00000
time double  
    long_name time
    standard_name time
    units days since 1900-01-01 00:00:00
    calendar julian
    cf_role trajectory_id
    coverage_content_type coordinate
    axis T
    data_min 40676.52404
    data_max 40676.52404
    C_format %9.4f
    FORTRAN_format F9.4
u ( z ) float  
    _FillValue 9999.90039
    long_name Eastward Velocity Component
    standard_name eastward_sea_water_velocity
    units m s-1
    coverage_content_type physicalMeasurement
    coordinates time latitude longitude depth
    grid_mapping crs
    cell_methods time: point depth:point
    data_min 9999.90000
    data_max 9999.90000
    valid_min -5.00000
    valid_max 5.00000
    C_format %7.4f
    FORTRAN_format F7.4
v ( z ) float  
    _FillValue 9999.90039
    long_name Northward Velocity Component
    standard_name northward_sea_water_velocity
    units m s-1
    coverage_content_type physicalMeasurement
    coordinates time latitude longitude depth
    grid_mapping crs
    cell_methods time: point depth:point
    data_min 9999.90000
    data_max 9999.90000
    valid_min -5.00000
    valid_max 5.00000
    C_format %7.4f
    FORTRAN_format F7.4