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Global Ocean Currents NetCDF Format Description Version 3

Feature Type: Time Series

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Global Attribute Section
Attribute Name Attribute Value
gocd_id gocd_a0000841_rcm00566.nc
gocd_format_version GOCD-3.0
uuid f8ba7410-48c6-4ef0-8aaa-68f5d7bfe5b3
id 0093183
Conventions CF-1.6
title Global Ocean Currents Database - gocd_a0000841_rcm00566.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
creator_email Charles.Sun@noaa.gov
institution NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
naming_authority gov.noaa.nodc
standard_name_vocabulary CF-1.6
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 NCEI.info@noaa.gov
date_created 2014-12-09T19:03:11Z
date_modified 2016-05-20T02:40:35Z
date_issued 2016-05-20T02:40:35Z
history 2016-05-20T02:40:35Z csun updateGOCD.R Version 3.0 2016-01-18T04:03:44Z csun updateOCD.R Version 2.0 Thu Jan 7 14:06:13 2016: ncatted -a valid_max,seafloor_depth,d,, ../V3/a0000841/gocd_a0000841_rcm00566.nc Thu Jan 7 14:06:13 2016: ncatted -a valid_min,seafloor_depth,d,, ../V3/a0000841/gocd_a0000841_rcm00566.nc Thu Jan 7 14:06:13 2016: ncatted -a missing_value,seafloor_depth,d,, ../V3/a0000841/gocd_a0000841_rcm00566.nc Thu Jan 7 14:06:13 2016: ncatted -a missing_value,sampling_interval,d,, ../V3/a0000841/gocd_a0000841_rcm00566.nc 2016-01-07T14:01:54Z csun updateGOCD.R Version 1.0 2014-12-09T19:03:11Z csun modGOCDnc.f90 Version 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 timeSeries
cdm_data_type Station
geospatial_lat_min 62.89500
geospatial_lat_max 62.89500
geospatial_lon_min -35.85800
geospatial_lon_max -35.85800
geospatial_vertical_min 1980.00000
geospatial_vertical_max 1980.00000
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 1986-09-09T10:12:00Z
time_coverage_end 1987-06-26T01:12:00Z
time_coverage_duration P0Y289DT15H00M00S
time_coverage_resolution R006952/1986-09-09T10:12:00Z/P0Y289DT15H00M00
contributor R.Dickson
principal_invesigator R.Dickson
project_name Denmark Str Ovfl (ACM8)
instrument_type Aanderaa RCM5
QC_Manual Reference Manual for Quality Control Subsurface Currents Data, Version 1.0
QC_test_names Platform_Identification, Impossible_Date/Time, Impossible_Location, Position_on_Land, Global_Impossible_Parameter_Values, Spike, Constant_Speed, Constant_Direction, Rate_of_Change_in_Time
QC_test_codes 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
QC_test_results 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
QC_indicator 1
QC_Software qcscd_WOCE.R, 1.0, 2014-09-10

Variable Metadata Section
Variable ID Number Variable Name Variable Type Number of Attributes Number of Dimensions
1 crs int 6 0
2 depth float 11 0
3 depth_quality_flag int 4 0
4 latitude float 9 0
5 latitude_quality_flag int 4 0
6 longitude float 9 0
7 longitude_quality_flag int 4 0
8 seafloor_depth float 4 0
9 time double 11 1
10 time_quality_flag int 4 1
11 u float 14 1
12 u_quality_flag int 6 1
13 v float 14 1
14 v_quality_flag int 6 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 0.0f
    semi_major_axis 6378137.0
    inverse_flattening 298.257223563
depth float  
    long_name Depth
    units meters
    postive down
    valid_min 0.00000
    valid_max 15000.00000
    data_min 1980.00000
    data_max 1980.00000
    C_format %7.2f
    FORTRAN_format F7.2
    standard_name depth
    positive down
depth_quality_flag int  
    long_name Depth QC Flags
    flag_values 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    flag_meanings good_value probably_good probably_bad bad_value modified_value not_used not_used not_used missing_value
    _FillValue -9
latitude float  
    long_name latitude
    standard_name latitude
    units degrees_north
    grid_mapping crs
    ancillary_variables latitude_quality_flag
    valid_min -90.00000
    valid_max 90.00000
    data_min 62.89500
    data_max 62.89500
latitude_quality_flag int  
    long_name Latitude Quality Flag
    flag_values 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    flag_meanings good_value probably_good probably_bad bad_value modified_value not_used not_used not_used missing_value
    _FillValue -9
longitude float  
    long_name longitude
    standard_name longitude
    units degrees_east
    grid_mapping crs
    ancillary_variables longitude_quality_flag
    valid_min -180.00000
    valid_max 180.00000
    data_min -35.85800
    data_max -35.85800
longitude_quality_flag int  
    long_name Longitude Quality Flag
    flag_values 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    flag_meanings good_value probably_good probably_bad bad_value modified_value not_used not_used not_used missing_value
    _FillValue -9
seafloor_depth float  
    long_name Seafloor Depth
    units meters
    postive down
    _FillValue 9999.90039
time ( time ) double  
    long_name time
    standard_name time
    units days since 1900-01-01 00:00:00
    axis T
    ancillary_variables time_quality_flag
    data_min 31662.42500
    data_max 31952.05000
    C_format %9.4f
    FORTRAN_format F9.4
    calendar julian
    cf_role timeseries_id
time_quality_flag ( time ) int  
    long_name Time Quality Flag
    flag_values 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    flag_meanings good_value probably_good probably_bad bad_value modified_value not_used not_used not_used missing_value
    _FillValue -9
u ( time ) float  
    long_name Eastward Velocity Component
    standard_name eastward_sea_water_velocity
    units m s-1
    coordinates time latitude longitude depth
    grid_mapping crs
    cell_methods time:point
    ancillary_variables u_quality_flag
    data_min -0.26870
    data_max 0.26020
    valid_min -5.00000
    valid_max 5.00000
    C_format %7.4f
    FORTRAN_format F7.4
    _FillValue 9999.90039
u_quality_flag ( time ) int  
    long_name Eastward Velocity component QC Flags
    flag_values 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    flag_meanings good_value probably_good probably_bad bad_value modified_value not_used not_used not_used missing_value
    _FillValue -9
    cell_methods time:point
    coordinates time latitude longitude depth
v ( time ) float  
    long_name Northward Velocity Component
    standard_name northward_sea_water_velocity
    units m s-1
    coordinates time latitude longitude depth
    grid_mapping crs
    cell_methods time:point
    ancillary_variables v_quality_flag
    data_min -0.30970
    data_max 0.26740
    valid_min -5.00000
    valid_max 5.00000
    C_format %7.4f
    FORTRAN_format F7.4
    _FillValue 9999.90039
v_quality_flag ( time ) int  
    long_name Northward Velocity component QC Flags
    flag_values 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    flag_meanings good_value probably_good probably_bad bad_value modified_value not_used not_used not_used missing_value
    _FillValue -9
    cell_methods time:point
    coordinates time latitude longitude depth