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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
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 Grid
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.
contributor_name Pierre Flament, University of Hawaii
contributor_role Data Originator
Conventions CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
creator_email Charles.Sun@noaa.gov
creator_name Charles Sun
creator_url http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/gocd/
date_created 2016-05-20T16:30:25Z
date_issued 2016-05-20T16:30:25Z
date_modified 2016-05-20T16:30:25Z
featureType Grid
geospatial_lat_min 20.9627
geospatial_lat_max 21.5473
geospatial_lat_units degrees_north
geospatial_lat_resolution point
geospatial_lon_min -158.8105
geospatial_lon_max -158.1363
geospatial_lon_units degrees_east
geospatial_lon_resolution point
geospatial_vertical_min 0.
geospatial_vertical_max 0.
geospatial_vertical_units meters
geospatial_vertical_resolution point
geospatial_vertical_positive down
gocd_format_version GOCD-3.0
gocd_id gocd_a0013113_west-oahu_2002-09-06-1300.nc
history 2016-05-20T16:30:25Z csun convA0013113.R 1.0
id 0093183
institution NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
instrument_type High Frequency Radar (HFR)
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_Conventions Unidata Dataset Discovery v1.0
naming_authority gov.noaa.nodc
ncei_template_version NCEI_NetCDF_Grid_Template_v2.0
processing_level Level 2
project
publisher_email NCDI.info@noaa.gov
publisher_name US DOC; NESDIS; NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION - IN295
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 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
title Global Ocean Currents Data - gocd_a0013113_west-oahu_2002-09-06-1300.nc
uuid 06bcdb0a-14b3-4532-ba14-aa0554280e90

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 9999.9f
    long_name Depth
    standard_name depth
    positive down
    data_min 0.
    data_max 0.
    C_format %7.2f
    FORTRAN_format F7.2
time double  
    units days since 1900-01-01 00:00:00
    _FillValue 9999.9
    long_name time
    standard_name time
    cf_role
    axis T
    data_min 37503.5416678241
    data_max 37503.5416678241
    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 -158.8105
    data_max -158.1363
    valid_min -180.
    valid_max 180.
latitude ( latitude ) double  
    units degrees_north
    long_name Latitude
    standard_name latitude
    axis Y
    grid_mapping crs
    data_min 20.9627
    data_max 21.5473
    valid_min -90.
    valid_max 90.
u ( z , latitude , longitude ) float  
    _FillValue 9999.9f
    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 -0.0942
    data_max 0.7381
    valid_min -5.
    valid_max 5.
    C_format %7.4f
    FORTRAN_format F7.4
v ( z , latitude , longitude ) float  
    _FillValue 9999.9f
    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 -0.283
    data_max 0.2403
    valid_min -5.
    valid_max 5.
    C_format %7.4f
    FORTRAN_format F7.4