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Global Ocean Currents NetCDF Format Description Version 3

Feature Type: Trajectory

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Global Attribute Section
Attribute Name Attribute Value
acknowledgment The most important contributors are the collectors of the original data. Without their efforts, this compilation of data would not have been possible. These data were acquired from the US NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). This work was supported by the NCEI management.
cdm_data_type Trajectory
comment Originator's (level 1) data that have been processed and stored in the NetCDF format in compliance with the CF and ACDD conventions.
contributor_name Bob Simons (bob.simons@noaa.gov)
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 2016-08-02T16:27:53Z
date_issued 2016-08-02T16:27:53Z
date_metadata_modified 2016-08-02T16:27:53Z
date_modified 2016-08-02T16:27:53Z
featureType Trajectory
geospatial_bounds POLYGON(( -1.9922 -95.0258, 1.9893 -95.0258, 1.9893 -91.6266, -1.9922 -91.6266, -1.9922 -95.0258))
geospatial_bounds_crs EPSG:4326
geospatial_bounds_vertical_crs EPSG:4326
geospatial_lat_min -1.9922
geospatial_lat_max 1.9893
geospatial_lon_min -95.0258
geospatial_lon_max -91.6266
geospatial_lat_units degrees_north
geospatial_lat_resolution point
geospatial_lon_units degrees_east
geospatial_lon_resolution point
geospatial_vertical_min 49.35
geospatial_vertical_max 516.89
geospatial_vertical_units meters
geospatial_vertical_resolution point
geospatial_vertical_positive down
history 2016-08-02T16:27:53Z csun convNGDACnc.R 1.0
id 0093183
institution Scripps Institution of Oceanography
instrument Spray Glider
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 sp050
platform_vocabulary NCEI Ocean Archive System database
processing_level Level 2
product_version GOCD 3.0
program Integrated Ocean Observing System Data Assembly Centers Data Stewardship Program
project IOOS NGDAC, Integrated Ocean Observing System Data Assembly Centers Data Stewardship Program
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 2016-03-30T14:17:30Z
time_coverage_end 2016-07-20T09:05:00Z
time_coverage_duration P0Y111DT18H47M30S
time_coverage_resolution R000001/2016-03-30T14:17:30Z/P0Y111DT18H47M30S
title Global Ocean Currents Data - gocd_a0155979_sp050
ncei_template_version NCEI_NetCDF_Trajectory_Template_v2.0
gocd_id gocd_a0155979_sp050
gocd_format_version GOCD-3.0
uuid 804b0c18-8abe-47e8-bfdf-d5d50de312e1

Variable Metadata Section
Variable ID Number Variable Name Variable Type Number of Attributes Number of Dimensions
1 crs int 7 0
2 depth float 12 1
3 latitude float 13 1
4 longitude float 13 1
5 time float 14 1
6 u float 16 1
7 v float 16 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 ( time ) float  
    units meters
    _FillValue 9999.90039
    long_name Averaged Depth
    standard_name depth
    coverage_content_type coordinate
    positive down
    data_min 49.35
    data_max 516.89
    C_format %7.2f
    FORTRAN_format F7.2
    observation_type calculated
    comment The depth averaged over each dive while the glider is underwater.
latitude ( time ) float  
    _FillValue 9999.90039
    long_name Depth-averaged Latitude
    standard_name latitude
    units degrees_north
    coverage_content_type coordinate
    axis Y
    grid_mapping crs
    data_min -1.9922
    data_max 1.9893
    valid_min -90.00000
    valid_max 90.00000
    observation_type calculated
    comment The latitude of the calculated depth-averaged current for the profile.
longitude ( time ) float  
    _FillValue 9999.90039
    long_name Depth-averaged Longitude
    standard_name longitude
    units degrees_east
    coverage_content_type coordinate
    axis X
    grid_mapping crs
    data_min -95.0258
    data_max -91.6266
    valid_min -180.00000
    valid_max 180.00000
    observation_type calculated
    comment The longitude of the calculated depth-averaged current for the profile.
time ( time ) float  
    units days since 1900-01-01 00:00:00
    _FillValue 9999.90039
    long_name Depth-averaged Time
    standard_name time
    calendar julian
    cf_role trajectory_id
    coverage_content_type coordinate
    axis T
    data_min 42457.5955
    data_max 42569.3785
    C_format %9.4f
    FORTRAN_format F9.4
    observation_type calculated
    comment The time stamp of the calculated depth-averaged current for the profile.
u ( time ) float  
    _FillValue 9999.90039
    long_name Depth-averaged Eastward Sea Water Velocity
    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
    data_min -0.2164
    data_max 0.1645
    valid_min -5.00000
    valid_max 5.00000
    C_format %7.4f
    FORTRAN_format F7.4
    observation_type calculated
    comment The depth-averaged current is an estimate of the net current measured while the glider is underwater. The value is calculated over the entire underwater segment, which may consist of one or more dives.
v ( time ) float  
    _FillValue 9999.90039
    long_name Depth-averaged Northward Sea Water Velocity
    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
    data_min -0.2215
    data_max 0.1196
    valid_min -5.00000
    valid_max 5.00000
    C_format %7.4f
    FORTRAN_format F7.4
    observation_type calculated
    comment The depth-averaged current is an estimate of the net current measured while the glider is underwater. The value is calculated over the entire underwater segment, which may consist of one or more dives.